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Body Mass Index
MeSH HeadingBody Mass Index
Tree NumberE01.370.600.115.100.125
Tree NumberE05.041.124.125
Tree NumberG07.100.100.125
Tree NumberN06.850.505.200.100.175
Scope NoteAn 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)
Entry TermQuetelet Index
Entry TermQuetelet's Index
Previous Indexing Body Weight (1966-1989)
History Note90
Date of Entry19890525
Unique IDD015992


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Diagnosis [E01]
   Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures [E01.370]
      Physical Examination [E01.370.600]
         Body Constitution [E01.370.600.115]
            Body Weights and Measures [E01.370.600.115.100]
Body Fat Distribution [E01.370.600.115.100.062]  +
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeBody Mass Index [E01.370.600.115.100.125]
Body Size [E01.370.600.115.100.160]  +
Body Surface Area [E01.370.600.115.100.231]
Organ Size [E01.370.600.115.100.660]  +
Skinfold Thickness [E01.370.600.115.100.803]
Waist-Hip Ratio [E01.370.600.115.100.960]

 
Investigative Techniques [E05]
   Anthropometry [E05.041]
      Body Weights and Measures [E05.041.124]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeBody Mass Index [E05.041.124.125]
Body Size [E05.041.124.160]  +
Body Surface Area [E05.041.124.231]
Organ Size [E05.041.124.715]
Skinfold Thickness [E05.041.124.803]
Tumor Burden [E05.041.124.892]
Waist-Hip Ratio [E05.041.124.946]

 
Physiological Phenomena [G07]
   Body Constitution [G07.100]
      Body Weights and Measures [G07.100.100]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeBody Mass Index [G07.100.100.125]
Body Size [G07.100.100.160]  +
Body Surface Area [G07.100.100.231]
Crown-Rump Length [G07.100.100.250]
Organ Size [G07.100.100.660]
Skinfold Thickness [G07.100.100.803]
Waist-Hip Ratio [G07.100.100.960]

 
Environment and Public Health [N06]
   Public Health [N06.850]
      Epidemiologic Measurements [N06.850.505]
         Biometry [N06.850.505.200]
            Anthropometry [N06.850.505.200.100]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeBody Mass Index [N06.850.505.200.100.175]
Cephalometry [N06.850.505.200.100.300]
Crown-Rump Length [N06.850.505.200.100.400]

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