2002
DOI: 10.1590/s0066-782x2002001000007
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Body Mass Index: A Scientific Evidence-Based Inquiry

Abstract: The reciprocal of the ponderal index and ectomorphy are stronger and are more mathematically logical than body mass index; in addition, they may be applied with the same cut points for normal from the age of 5 years on.

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“…Using sensitivity to height and age as a guide, HBSI appears to be superior to PI in reflecting body shape changes in children 5-18 years old. Our data support the opinion that PI may be useful, particularly in the analysis of different populations irrespective of sex, location and time (24,25,26,3,7,23). In the case of a population of children of both sexes, the combined HBSI could be beneficial to healthcare professionals.…”
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“…Using sensitivity to height and age as a guide, HBSI appears to be superior to PI in reflecting body shape changes in children 5-18 years old. Our data support the opinion that PI may be useful, particularly in the analysis of different populations irrespective of sex, location and time (24,25,26,3,7,23). In the case of a population of children of both sexes, the combined HBSI could be beneficial to healthcare professionals.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 79%
“…A slight decrease of PI with body height, which was not statistically significant, has been reported previously (13,7). The results of this study indicate that PI decreases as a function of height at approximately twice the rate of HBSI values.…”
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confidence: 67%
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