Body Mass Index D015992

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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques, and Equipment [E] » Diagnosis [E01] » Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures » Physical Examination » Body Constitution » Body Weights and Measures » Body Mass Index

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques, and Equipment [E] » Investigative Techniques [E05] » Anthropometry » Body Weights and Measures » Body Mass Index

Phenomena and Processes [G] » Physiological Phenomena [G07] » Body Constitution » Body Weights and Measures » Body Mass Index

Health Care [N] » Environment and Public Health [N06] » Public Health » Epidemiologic Measurements » Biometry » Anthropometry » Body Mass Index

Description

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)   MeSH

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