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Table 2 Multiple regression analysis of error in reporting BMI in 2007-2008 using demographic and socio-economic predictor variables (population-weighted data)

From: Change in bias in self-reported body mass index in Australia between 1995 and 2008 and the evaluation of correction equations

  Coefficient (SE) p-value
Measured BMI -0.083 (0.005) < 0.001
Age (years) -0.013 (0.001) < 0.001
Female -0.216 (0.040) < 0.001
SEIFAa decile -0.008 (0.011) 0.510
Born in Australia 0.036 (0.044) 0.415
Urban 0.040 (0.059) 0.497
Completed school year 12 -0.180 (0.045) < 0.001
Completed tertiary qualification 0.020 (0.044) 0.653
Constant 2.329 (0.155) < 0.001
  1. a = Socio-economic index for area