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Descriptor English: Body Mass Index
Descriptor Spanish: Índice de Masa Corporal
Descriptor índice de masa corporal
Entry term(s) índice de Quetelt
Scope note: Un indicador de la densidad corporal, determinada por la relación entre el PESO CORPORAL y la ESTATURA CORPORAL. IMC=peso (kg) dividido por la estatura al cuadrado (m2). El IMC se correlaciona con la grasa corporal (TEJIDO ADIPOSO). Su relación varía con la edad y el género. En los adultos, el IMC se sitúa en estas categorías: inferior a 18,5 (bajo peso); entre 18,5-24,9 (normal); 25,0-29,9 (sobrepeso) y 30,0 o superior (obesidad). (Traducción libre del original: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptor Portuguese: Índice de Massa Corporal
Descriptor French: Indice de masse corporelle
Entry term(s): Index, Body Mass
Index, Quetelet
Quetelet Index
Quetelet's Index
Quetelets Index
Tree number(s): E01.370.600.115.100.125
E05.041.124.125
G07.100.100.125
N06.850.505.200.100.175
SP6.011.042.048.029
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015992
Scope note: An 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)
Previous Indexing: Body Weight (1966-1989)
Public MeSH Note: 90
History Note: 90
DeCS ID: 24542
Unique ID: D015992
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Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/05/25
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Body Mass Index - Preferred
Concept UI M0024445
Scope note An 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)
Preferred term Body Mass Index
Entry term(s) Index, Body Mass
Index, Quetelet
Quetelet Index
Quetelet's Index
Quetelets Index



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