Quetelet index


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Quetelet index

A parameter used to determine nutritional status, calculated by the formula: QI = Body weight in kg/Height in m2.

Quetelet index

, Quételet index (ket-le', kat-)
[Lambert Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian statistician, 1796–1874]
Body mass index.
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Ancel Keys published a comparison of various height-weight formulas in 1972 and found the Quetelet Index correlated best among height-weight formulas compared to more direct measures of the body's fat percentage.
We calculated the body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index, even though these are intended to classify populations in a broad sense for purely statistical purposes.