body mass index

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body mass index

[¦bäd·ē ¦mas ‚in·deks]
(medicine)
An estimation of the amount of fat stored in adipose tissue that can be calculated by dividing the body weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters. Abbreviated BMI.
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First, a few words about Body Mass Index (BMI), also sometimes called the Quetelet Index.
Table 4: Mean Haemoglobin level and Mean Quetelet index in Hb AA and Hb AS students Electrophoretic No.
3% of the respondents do not measure the Quetelet index, and therefore do not give any recommendations as to overweight correction.