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Body Mass Index

  • By: George P. Kolo, Brett D. Dunbar & Roberto Taarea
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation of a person's weight compared to his or her height. It is also known as the Quetelet index, named after Adolphe Quetelet, who developed the formula in the mid-1800s. BMI is calculated by taking ...

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