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144 pages

Body Mass Index and Health

Creator: Linda A. Ferrera | Health & Fitness - 2005

This new book gathers research from around the world in the critical field of obesity research and its effects.

Publisher: Nova Publishers

About this book
The Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults have defined "overweight" as a body mass index value between 25 and 29.9; and "obesity" as a body mass index value greater than or equal to 30. BMI is a ratio between weight and height. It is a mathematical formula that correlates with body fat, used to evaluate if a person is at an unhealthy weight (given a certain height). BMI value is more useful for predicting health risks than the weight alone (for adults ages 18 and up). Individuals with high BMI's are at increased risk of developing certain diseases, including: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Dyslipidemia, Adult-Onset Diabetes (Type II), Sleep Apnea, Osteoarthritis, Female Infertility, and other Conditions, including: idiopathic intracranial hypertension lower extremity venous stasis disease, gastroesophageal reflux and urinary stress incontinence. This new book gathers research from around the world in the critical field of obesity research and its effects.



136 pages

Inclusion of Body Mass Index as a Vital Sign on Adult Medical Charts and Its Impact on Clinical Obesity Diagnosis in Family Practice Physicians

2007

The study population was the 37 family practice physicians in a North Carolina clinic and their obese patients (n = 846, BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2). Data collection was for the patient's first office visit; the study period was two months.

Publisher: ProQuest

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The purpose of this study was to apply Social Cognitive Theory and Behavior Health Model to determine whether physicians who received a body mass index (BMI) chart prompt would be more likely to diagnose obesity and offer treatment to their obese patients, than physicians who had not received a chart prompt. We also examined whether other diseases and physician self-efficacy were related to the likelihood of obesity treatment referral. The study population was the 37 family practice physicians in a North Carolina clinic and their obese patients (n = 846, BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2). Data collection was for the patient's first office visit; the study period was two months. Post hoc power analysis was calculated as 71%. Obese patients seen by physicians who received a chart prompt were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with obesity (16.6%), than patients seen by physicians who did not receive a chart prompt (10.7%). Patients with BMI ≥ 40 were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with obesity than patients with a BMI of 30.0--39.9. Presence of obstructive sleep apnea and the BMI chart prompt was associated with obesity diagnosis. The findings suggest that inclusion of a BMI chart prompt serves as an effective cue to action for physicians to diagnose and refer treatment options to obese patients.



2 pages

Adult Body Mass Index Chart

Creator: Linda Wilemon, Mississippi State University. Extension Service | Body mass index - 2005


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The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index is a value derived from the mass and height of an individual. The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of ...

Body Mass Index (BMI) | Healthy Weight | CDC
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness.

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WebMD tells you how to use body mass index, or BMI, to determine if you are overweight.

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