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date: 26 November 2020

body mass index (BMI; Quetelet index) 

Source:
Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise
Author(s):

Michael Kent

An index of weight for height, calculated as:BMI=weightinkg/(heightinmetre)2Measurements are for a subject barefooted and without clothes. You can use the above equation to calculate your own BMI (if measurements are made in pounds and inches, divide pounds by 2.2 to convert to kilograms, and divide inches by 39.4 to convert to metres).... ...

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