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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Changes in the distribution of body mass index of adult children in the US population.
The association between body mass index and osteoporosis in patients referred for a bone mineral density examination.
The study found that 19 patients out of 48 patients were overweight, 16(32%) patients had a body mass index less than 25, 19(38%) patients had a body mass index between 25-30, 8(16%) patients between 30-40 and 5 (10%) had body mass index more than 40.
Comparison of body mass index with body fat percentage in the evaluation of obesity in Chinese.
Rate of simultaneous non-AIDS conditions increase with body mass index Underweight 56% Normal weight 62% Overweight 67% Obese 69% Figure 1.
Body mass index is assigned by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most useful epidemiological measure of obesity7.
On average, blood pressure has decreased since 1980; body mass index has increased; and glucose levels have risen.
Body mass index is used to determine a person's body fat through a calculation using height and weight.
There probably is some plateauing in adults, too, but many of them get bariatric surgery at a healthier state [a lower body mass index], so they often get down to a body mass index that is closer to normal," he said in an interview.
At Cincinnati Children's and other centers, adolescents who are candidates for bariatric surgery must have a body mass index of at least 40 kg/m2 as well a serious comorbidity such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea, Dr.
Recently, studies have been conducted to assess the association of the body mass index and periodontitis.
These included: body mass index (BMI), exercise, diet, alcohol consumption, use of non-narcotic analgesics (for example, acetaminophen), and intake of folic acid.