Body Mass Index (BMI)

Measure Definition:

Measurement of height and weight; the two measurements can then be used to calculate the commonly used adiposity estimate of Body Mass Index (BMI).  BMI is calculated as weight (kg) divided by the square of height (m).


Body Mass Index

Construct Definition (and Source):

An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). (MeSH)

Selected References

Citation PubMed ID

Nuttall FQ. Body Mass Index: Obesity, BMI, and Health: A Critical Review. Nutr Today. 2015 May;50(3):117-128. doi: 10.1097/NT.0000000000000092. Epub 2015 Apr 7. PMID: 27340299; PMCID: PMC4890841.