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  1. Fulltext. Does body mass index adequately capture the relation of body composition and body size to health outcomes ?

    Article - En anglais


    Body mass index (BMI) has become the most commonly used index of body composition in epidemiologic research.

    It has displaced weight, height, and other measures of body composition.

    In this paper, the authors show that use of BMI alone does not always capture adequately the joint relation of body composition and body size to health outcomes, and that such use often represents implausible restrictions on the relation.

    Use of body mass index and height or weight and height will often be needed to describe this relation and to control confounding by these variables.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Taille corporelle, Poids corporel, Indice masse corporelle, Biométrie corporelle, Pression artérielle, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Prédicteur, Pronostic, Adolescent, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Body size, Body weight, Body mass index, Corporal biometry, Arterial pressure, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Predictor, Prognosis, Adolescent, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0129487

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 22/06/1998.