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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.31 No.2 April 2007. -

The main objective of this cross-sectional study was to determine the validity of the silhouette rating scale and reported

values of height and weight in assessing weight status in a group of adolescents. 245 adolescents, students of the

Belgrade elementary school, aged 11–14 12.33±0.50, were involved. Weight status was assessed by anthropometry, self-

-reported height and weight and by figure rating scale. From the results obtained significant differences emerged as a

function of weight status. The majority of normal weight adolescents were accurate in reporting their body size. The percentage

of under-reporters was significantly higher in the overweight-obese group than in the normal weight group

c2=9.741, p=0.003. The correlation between BMI, both measured and self-reported, and perceived body size was positive

and highly significant p



Author: Jagoda Jorga - Jelena Marinković - Brana Kentrić - Marion Hetherington -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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