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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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.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by the Quetelet Index defined as weight in kilogram divided by the square of height in meters.
She weighed 89.5kg and was 1.6 m in height, a Quetelet Index of 35 indicating severe obesity which had been present when she became pregnant at the age of 43.
Age, Quetelet index, fasting glucose, serum uric acid, and diastolic blood pressure were found to have significant positive correlations (P < .05) with the baseline serum creatinine level.
They popularised the Quetelet Index in their population-based studies, which is also as the Body Mass Index (BMI).
BMI was calculated using Quetelet index. According to the WHO classification of BMI, participants were then categorized into three groups as normal weight BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/[m.sup.2], overweight BMI 24.9-29.9 kg/[m.sup.2], and obese >30 kg/[m.sup.2].
BMI was calculated using Quetelet index. After supine resting for 10 min, baseline blood pressure and heart rate were measured using a semiautomatic digital sphygmomanometer (HEM 4021; Omron, India).