Estimation of height and body mass index from demi-span in elderly individuals.

@article{Weinbrenner2006EstimationOH,
  title={Estimation of height and body mass index from demi-span in elderly individuals.},
  author={Tanja Weinbrenner and Jes{\'u}s Vioque and Xavier Barber and Laura Villanueva Asensio},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={275-81}
}
BACKGROUND Obtaining accurate height and, consequently, body mass index (BMI) measurements in elderly subjects can be difficult due to changes in posture and loss of height during ageing. Measurements of other body segments can be used as an alternative to estimate standing height, but population- and age-specific equations are necessary. OBJECTIVE Our objectives were to validate existing equations, to develop new simple equations to predict height in an elderly Spanish population and to… CONTINUE READING

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