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body mass index


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n body mass index 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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In news:

The panels say the agency should tell medical examiners that drivers with a body mass index of 35 or more must be evaluated for sleep apnea .
Two local clinics will offer free screenings to help people learn about their body mass index, and the effects it can have on a person's well-being.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently released the first report on Body Mass Index ( BMI ) screenings of Ohio's school children.
Body mass index signals if you're overweight, obese or just right considering your height.
Eating chocolate more frequently has been linked to lower body mass index in a new study – regardless of total calories consumed per day or time spent exercising.
The formula includes the body mass index of both the mother and father, the mother's professional status, whether she smoked during pregnancy, and how much the baby weighed at birth.
"Part of our test scores taken are BMI (body mass index)," said the teacher at Kranz Intermediate School.
Four out of five have a body mass index considered overweight or obese .
Body mass index (BMI) and genetics are contributing factors, but what about diet.
One measure of how much you should weight is by determining your Body Mass Index, BMI.
This marker for CV risk remained strongly predictive of CV events after adjustment for age, sex, diabetes, hypertension, type of arthritis, body mass index (BMI), renal function and history of prior CV disease.
Just when you've gotten used to the BMI, or Body Mass Index, as the most cutting edge way of assessing your health risks, research raises a new finger of hesitation.
A new Yale study has revealed a connection between risky sexual behavior and body mass index.
Aria is a high-performance digital scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage and body mass index, and can automatically upload the info via Wi-Fi to a users' personalized online Fitbit account.
Researchers now say that people who eat candy and chocolate tend to have smaller waists, weigh less, and have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who don't indulge in treats.

In science:

For example, N-body simulations of gravitational agglomeration of 103 − 104 massive planetesimals by Kokubo & Ida (1996, 2000) produce roughly power law mass spectrum with an index of ≈ −2.5 within some range of masses.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
Body mass index was calculated from self-reported height and weight.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
We fit logistic regression models with random intercepts to model whether or not a woman had high blood pressure as a function of her body mass index, whether she was on hypertensive medication, and a trend over the visits.
Misspecifying the Shape of a Random Effects Distribution: Why Getting It Wrong May Not Matter
We modeled the binary outcome of high blood pressure (HBP), defined as a systolic blood pressure greater than 140, as a function of visit (numerical 0 through 3), body mass index (BMI) and whether or not the participant was on high blood pressure medication at that visit (HTN).
Misspecifying the Shape of a Random Effects Distribution: Why Getting It Wrong May Not Matter
There are seven potential predictors of diabetes recorded for this group; number of pregnancies (NP); plasma glucose concentration (PGC); diastolic blood pressure (BP); triceps skin fold thickness (TST); body mass index (BMI); diabetes pedigree function (DP) and age (AGE).
Estimating the evidence -- a review
The risk score is defined as a linear combination of smoking status, systolic blood pressure, body mass index, and total cholesterol level. A follow-up study using proportional hazards models was employed to derive its coefficients, and provides the observed risk score and its estimated variance.
Modified likelihood ratio tests in heteroskedastic multivariate regression models with measurement error
For instance, using the test in Eq. 1.3 for statistics about observed changes in Body Mass Index (BMI) of (non-related) friends, we can rule out a noncausal model with 99% confidence.
Statistical Tests for Contagion in Observational Social Network Studies
The method is applied for predicting the mean body mass index (BMI) in counties of the USA using data from the third national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES III).
New Important Developments in Small Area Estimation
Nandram, B. and Choi, J. W. (2010). A Bayesian analysis of body mass index data from small domains under nonignorable nonresponse and selection. J.
New Important Developments in Small Area Estimation
Assuming that the dust emission is optically thin and well described by a modified black body law, we can estimate the mass of the disk, for a given dust emissivity index and dust temperature.
Submillimeter emission from the hot molecular jet HH 211