Body mass index (BMI) is a ratio of a person's weight to height that has been recognised by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The World Health Organisation as a measure of obesity.

 

BMI levels

  • BMI < 19 = UNDERWEIGHT
  • 20 - 25 = ACCEPTABLE
  • 26 - 30 = OVERWEIGHT
  • >30 = OBESE
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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Body mass index predicts perioperative complications following orthopaedic trauma surgery: an ACS-NSQIP analysis.. Whiting PS, White-Dzuro GA, Avilucea FR, Dodd AC, Lakomkin N, Obremskey WT, Collinge CA and Sethi MK. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2017 Apr;43(2):255-264. doi: 10.1007/s00068-016-0642-0. Epub 2016 Feb 15.