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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Also, we did not find evidence that the results of the maternal glucose challenge test or maternal hyperglycemia status modified the association between maternal urinary tAs and infant ponderal index (data not shown).
Leptin concentrations in cord blood were significantly higher in females than in males, and concentrations of leptin increased significantly with increasing birth weight, birth weight according to gestational age, and ponderal index (all P values <0.
The dependent variables were weight, length, head and chest circumferences, ponderal index (weight/[length.
The outcome variables, birth weight (grams), head circumference (centimeters), length (centimeters), and ponderal index (grams per cubic centimeter) were not ln-transformed.
Ponderal index (PI) could identify only 89 babies as having IUGR out of babies who were screened to be having FM by CANS.
025), but there was no difference in SDS of body weight, body length, ponderal index, or gestational age with respect to sex.
Within the 10 studies, there were 9 data sets on birth weight, 5 data sets on length, 4 data sets on ponderal index, and 4 data sets on chest circumference.
17) found that the negative association between quintiles of CRP and HDL-C remained statistically significant after adjustment for ponderal index, whereas associations between quintiles of CRP and TGs and systolic BP were no longer significant after adjustment for ponderal index.
Weight gain during pregnancy, haemoglobin concentration, head circumference, chest circumference, ponderal index, gestational age, birth weight and mean value for the length of the baby in infants shows highly significant relationship while age of mother, height of mother and head length ratio shows non significant relationship.
Further adjustment for ponderal index (kg/m3) attenuated most of the Pearson correlation coefficients to some degree and caused some of the previously significant associations (systolic blood pressure, factor VIIc, triglyceride concentration, apolipoprotein B, and postload insulin concentration) to lose their statistical significance.
Cord serum concentrations of both PFOS and PFOA were not associated with birth weight or length but were inversely associated with head circumference and ponderal index (Apelberg et al.