Many epidemiological studies measure adiposity (obesity) through the surrogate BMI via self reported measures of height and weight. As I have mentioned before, there are many problems with this. But how can we improve on this while maintaining our level of accuracy and not using a direct measure requiring a more intensive doctor visit?
Two ideas to use along with BMI:
1. Waist size - pant size for men, dress size for women
2. Bench press - probably more reasonable for men. Could use max (weight you can bench press once), or weight you can bench press ten times.
1. The Obesity Epidemic in America 2. Top causes of death for young males/females 3. Fantasy Sports 4. Political Examples - polling 5. Baseball (sabermetrics) 6. Geospatial Mapping 7. Inequalities in Health and Income 8. Disease Etiology on a Gene vs. Environment Level 9. Cancer - particularly in the young 10. Personal finance/stocks - active vs. index mutual funds 11. A drunkard's walk - gambler's fallacy, overvaluing celebrities 12. Doctors vs. Epidemiologists