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Table 2 Variables in the analysis of differences of weight between SR-weight and M-weight

From: Determinant factors of the difference between self-reported weight and measured weight among Japanese

Variable Categories Remarks
Demographic status
 Sex Female/male  
 Age Years  
 M-Body weight kg Based on measured values by body weight scales by reasearchers
 SR-Body weight kg Based on their self-reported values
 M-height cm Based on measurred values by stadiometer by reasearchers
 SR-height cm Based on their self-reported values
 M-BMI kg/m2 Based on measured body weight values to calculate by M-weight and M-height by researchers. It was divided into four categorical (underweight/normal weight/overweight/obesity)
 SR-BMI kg/m2 Based on their report, body weight and height values calculated by researchers. It was divided into four categorical (underweight/normal weight/overweight/obesity)
Self-rated weight status (Q4) Much too thin, a little too thin, just right, a little too fat, or much too fat “Do you consider yourself now much too thin, a little too thin, just right, a little too fat or much too fat?” [8]
Subjective chronic condition or symptoms (Q5) Diabetes mellitus, HLDL-C, other, and non-complaints Based on their self-report
Weight measurement frequency (Q6) Every day, once/week, once/month, once/half year, once/year, or never do Based on their self-report
Possessing a weight scale status (Q7) Yes/no  
Location for measuring body weight (Q8) At home, at work place, at the hospital “Where do you usually measure your body weight?”
Perceived health (Q9) Excellent/good/fair/poor “All in all, would you say your health is excellent, good, fair, or poor?” Responses were rated on 4-point scale from” “Excellent (4) to Poor (1)” [22, 23]
Health practices (Q10)   Based on Breslow’s seven health practices [1921]
 7–8 h sleep/day Yes/no  
 Maintaining proper weight Yes/no  
 Moderate or no use of alcohol Yes/no  
 Regular activity Yes/no  
 Not eating between meals Yes/no  
 Eating breakfast Yes/no  
 Never smoking cigarettes Yes/no