Quetelet

Que·te·let

(ket-ĕ-lā'),
Lambert Alphonse Jacques, 1796-1857. Belgian astronomer and mathematician.
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Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874) was among the first who attempted to apply these to social science (Beirne, 1987).
Then, in chapters three and four, we move on to Jevons' debt to Quetelet and the relationship between his statistical methodology and his studies in logic.
On ne saurait ici critiquer les textes eux-memes ; que pourrait-on redire a propos de la pensee de Montesquieu, Quetelet, Pareto ou Spencer?
Adolphe Quetelet, a Belgian statistician and founder and director of the Brussels Observatory, had mentioned mid-August meteors very tentatively six months earlier.
Over the last six or seven years, Piers Beirne has published a series of historical essays exploring the work of Adolphe Quetelet, Gabriel Tarde, Charles Goring, and Cesare Beccaria.
The assertion by the Belgian statistician Adolphe Quetelet that suicide rates followed a statistical "law," which could be "confirmed year after year," provided additional authenticity for assertions that increases in suicide were a function of the complexity of urban life.
Women with four or more risk factors had the following profile: 98% were perimenopausal or postmenopausal; 76% had never taken supplemental estrogens; 76% were aged 55 years or older; 70% were current or former smokers; and 38% had a Quetelet score in the lowest quartile of the weight distribution of US women between the ages of 40 and 65.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, says: "The report also contains six recommendations for the private sector on how to be successful, but also stresses the importance of private-public partnerships.
The most common international method to measure the obesity is the body mass index (BMI), or Quetelet index.
Em seguida, foi aferido peso e altura e calculado IMC expresso pela relacao entre o peso (quilogramas) dividido pela altura (metros) ao quadrado, este metodo foi criado por Quetelet em 1969 (Anjos, 1992).