Body mass index BMI is a value derived from the mass weight and height of a person. The BMI may also be determined using a table [note 1] or chart which displays BMI as a function of mass and height using contour lines or colours for different BMI categories, and which may use other units of measurement converted to metric units for the calculation. The BMI is a convenient rule of thumb used to broadly categorize a person as underweightnormal weightoverweightor obese based on tissue mass musclefat, and bone and height.
An observational study was conducted in the four southernmost provinces of Thailand aiming at determining the effect of international or Asian criteria-based body mass index BMI in predicting maternal anaemia, low birthweight LBWand preterm births among pregnant Thai women and the change in haemoglobin Hb level during pregnancy. Anaemia was detected in The proportions of overweight and obese women according to the Asian criteria-based pre-pregnancy BMI were higher than the international criteria-based BMI
The Diabetes Forum - find support, ask questions and share your experiences withpeople. BMI stands for body mass index. It is a convenient way to see whether someone is likely to be either over or under weight. The way BMI is calculated for South Asians is different to the way in which it is calculated for people with a European background.
This calculator computes the body mass index and rates it appropriately for men, women, children, juveniles and seniors. The SBMI — an index that has been developed four years ago especially for this calculator — serves for this purpose. The values entered here will only be stored in the results page of your browser and nowhere else.
It estimates the total body fat and assesses the risks for diseases related to increased body fat. The risk of developing many diseases increases with a higher BMI. You can use this calculator to find out your BMI.
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Use the "metric units" tab if you are more comfortable with the international standard metric units. The referenced weight range and calculation formula is listed below. Your BMI is a measurement of your body weight based on your height and weight.
Previous studies have revealed that increased body mass index BMI is associated with decreased mortality among hemodialysis patients. However, few studies have dealt with the association between BMI and mortality among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis PD and even fewer studies have focused on the Asian PD patients. The reported studies were often non-conclusive and some even yielded contradictory results.
We enrolled 1, patients. The prevalence of comorbidities in the different BMI groups showed similar trends in both BMI classifications systems. The present study demonstrated that patients with COPD who have a high BMI have better pulmonary function and health-related quality of life and reduced dyspnea symptoms.