ponderal index


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pon·der·al in·dex

cube root of body weight times 100 divided by height in cm.

ponderal index

The ratio of an individual's height to the cube root of his or her weight; used to determine body mass.
See: body mass index
See also: index
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Maternal concentrations of PCBs 201 and 206 and maternal and paternal concentrations of OCPs were associated with increased mean head circumference and ponderal index among girls only.
We would have expected to observe 10 significant findings by chance alone when assessing maternal and paternal exposures: We observed 16 for birth weight, 5 for length, 16 for head circumference, and 12 for ponderal index.
Results for gestational age and ponderal index did not suggest an association with the PFCs tested (Table 2).
We used multiple linear regression and logistic regression to assess the effects of proximity to the WTC site and stage of pregnancy when the event occurred, on gestational duration, birth weight, birth length, head circumference, ponderal index, and sex-specific small size for gestational age (SGA) among term deliveries (Alexander et al.
Table 2 shows the average length of gestation, birth weight, birth length, head circumference, ponderal index, and percentage of SGA births < 10th percentile; < 20th percentile is also shown) for term infants in each of the three exposure groups.
Infant ponderal index, a measure of proportionality of growth, was calculated as (birth weight in grams x 100)/[(length in centimeters).