Technical Bulletin No. (TB-1960) 40 pp

June 2023

Assessment and Adjustment of Body Weight Measures in Scanner Data

ERS compares use of self-reported height and weight data available in scanner data with measured height and weight data to calculate body mass index (BMI) of household members and identifies methods for adjusting self-reported data to improve accuracy. The report also includes a comparison of methods for defining the obesity status of a household.

How to Cite:

Young, S., Page, E. T., Okrent, A., & Sweitzer, M. (2023). Assessment and adjustment of body weight measures in scanner data (Report No. TB-1960). U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Keywords: IRI, Consumer Network, MedProfiler, body mass, BMI, obesity, scanner data, food expenditures, self-reporting bias, measurement bias

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