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

Bergman R, Stefanovski D, Buchanan T, et al. A better index of body adiposity. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2011;19:1083-1089.