Body Mass Index
"Body Mass Index" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
|Body Mass Index
- Body Mass Index
- Index, Body Mass
- Quetelet Index
- Index, Quetelet
- Quetelet's Index
- Quetelets Index
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