Height, Weight, and BMI

Measure Definition:

BMI = weight / height^2  (kg/m^2) 


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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Body Mass Index: Considerations for Practitioners. 2011 February 8.

Gallagher, D. A Guide to Methods for Assessing Childhood Obesity. National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research. 2020 June.