body mass index

  1. a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30
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  • Although strongly associated with other risk factors such as age of menarche, adult body mass index and mammographic density, somatotype at age 7 remained a significant protective factor (odds ratio (OR) comparing large to lean somatotype at age 7 = 0.73, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0. 58-0.91, P trend = 0.004) after adjustment. BioMed Central - Latest articles
  • Obesity in adults is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. U.S. obesity rate leveling off, at about one-third of adults
  • The results suggest that the use of a pedometer is associated with significant increases in physical activity and significant decreases in body mass index and blood pressure. Here’s Another Commitment Device for Weight Loss - Freakonomics Blog -
  • For she is 45, weighs 15st 9lb, wears size 20 clothes and her body mass index classifies her as obese. The Sun
  • Growth charts, ideal body weight, and body mass index were mostly used to assess and monitor overweight.
  • An editorial accompanying the study said that because the diet increase "the risks of overnutrition beyond that detected by body mass index…the magnitude of the obesity epidemic may have been underestimated. New Ways Calories Can Add Up to Weight Gain
  • Obesity, which is a risk factor for chronic diseases like diabetes, is calculated using the body mass index dividing weight in kilogrammes by height in metres.
  • Some personnel dismissed the body mass index measurements because soldiers with a heavier muscle mass might also be classed as overweight. Times, Sunday Times
  • Only two other comparable studies have examined later adult risk in relation to both childhood and adult overweight, and these used body mass index as a measure of obesity at both ages.
  • Methods Scale was used to assess the QOL of children, body mass index (BMI) was used to classify the children. Analysis of covariance was used to compare the QOL among different groups.
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