body mass index

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a measure of someone's weight in relation to height

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Body mass index for chronic haemodialysis patients: stable haemodialysis and mortality.
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the body mass index for an average woman is 26.
Results: Of the 2,366 patients, 830(35.1%) had normal body mass index, 1,024(43.3%) were overweight, 402(16.9%)were obese and 110(4.6%) were morbidly obese.
This is particularly useful at this stage of life when the subjects are in the adolescent years because the weight gain after 18 years of age increases cardio-vascular risk even in patients with normal body mass index. The sample size for the present study may have been too small and a large scale study and long term follow up is required for further assessments in this regard.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines weight status according to body mass index (BMI), the ratio of weight (in kilograms) divided by height (in meters square).12
The association between measures of body mass and blood pressure has been extensively documented, usually with body mass index (kg/[m.sup.2]) as the measure of relative weight.
Body mass index has been shown to reflect body composition of pregnant women; lower body mass index relates to wasting of both fat and lean tissue.14,15 Body Mass Index is a composite indicator that needs two measurements (weight, height) and skilled staff to calculate it.
[USA], Aug 04 (ANI): Beware would-be-mothers, a study has warned that increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) above one unit from first to second pregnancy increases the risk of diabetes, no matter if you are overweight or not.
Key Words: Adults, Body mass index (BMI), Dental caries, Decayed, missed, filled teeth (DMFT), obesity.
Background and objectives: Body mass index (BMI) has been shown to be a more important predictor of bone mineral density (BMD).
In the article titled "Perceived Body Image, Eating Behavior, and Sedentary Activities and Body Mass Index Categories in Kuwaiti Female Adolescents" [1], reference [13] was incorrectly cited instead of reference [23] in the sentence "our complete questionnaire was a modified form of the Barrett and Huffman questionnaire but was modified to suit the aims of the study [13]" in Section 2.4, "Silhouette Questionnaire."
[2] There is increased magnitude of association between the blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases with increased body mass index (BMI).
They estimated the body mass index of each server and diner using a chart of 18 body types for each gender, which has proved accurate in previous studies.
Also during the first year of the program in Alabama, 43 percent of women with a high body mass index had repeat weight checks, and 53 percent of women who had repeat weight checks showed some decrease in body mass index.