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Impact of instrument error on the estimated prevalence of overweight and obesity in population-based surveys

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2013
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Title
Impact of instrument error on the estimated prevalence of overweight and obesity in population-based surveys
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-146
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Authors

Anna Biehl, Ragnhild Hovengen, Haakon E Meyer, Jøran Hjelmesæth, Jørgen Meisfjord, Else-Karin Grøholt, Mathieu Roelants, Bjørn Heine Strand

Abstract

The basis for this study is the fact that instrument error increases the variance of the distribution of body mass index (BMI). Combined with a defined cut-off value this may impact upon the estimated proportion of overweight and obesity. It is important to ensure high quality surveillance data in order to follow trends of estimated prevalence of overweight and obesity. The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of instrument error, due to uncalibrated scales and stadiometers, on prevalence estimates of overweight and obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 42 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Researcher 4 9%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Social Sciences 4 9%
Psychology 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 6 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 March 2013.
All research outputs
#6,118,020
of 22,696,971 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#6,337
of 14,772 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#50,315
of 192,548 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#91
of 271 outputs
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