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Body mass index (BMI)

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Synonymous names:Help on this termBMI
METeOR identifier:Help on this term532992
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Candidate 22/10/2015
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Body mass index (BMI) is one method used to estimate total body fat. This helps to determine if weight is within the normal, underweight or overweight ranges.

BMI is calculated by a person's weight in kilograms divided by a person's height in metres, squared.

The BMI of children must be compared against age- and sex-specific charts.

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Body mass index (BMI) for children and adolescents. Viewed 24 July 2013.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcsite.nsf/pages/bmi4child

 

Body Mass Index (BMI). Viewed 24 July 2013.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Body_Mass_Index_(BMI)

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National Healthcare Agreement: PB d–Better health: by 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019

National Healthcare Agreement: PB d–Better health: by 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline, 2019 Health, Superseded 13/03/2020

National Healthcare Agreement: PB d–Better health: by 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

National Healthcare Agreement: PB d–Better health: by 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline, 2021 Health, Standardisation pending 25/05/2020

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