If you’re filling out a form and you’re asked to enter your weight or height, it can be tempting to fudge the numbers. New research suggests that Australians often understate their weight and overestimate their height — but we might be getting slightly better at it.
The analysis shows evidence that females tend to have greater reporting errors than males. The size of the reporting errors were also found to depend on the reported values of height, weight and BMI, as well as various demographic and socio-economic variables, and other health-related risk factors.
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