BMI (Body Mass Index)

Michael M. Steele, Heather L. Hunter & Ric G. Steele

In: Encyclopedia of Human Development

BMI (Body Mass Index)

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  • Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of human physical fitness that is designed to provide a standard metric for evaluating individuals' weight, relative to their height. Specifically, BMI is calculated as weight divided by height (squared), as shown below. As ...

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