Reassessment of body mass indices.

  title={Reassessment of body mass indices.},
  author={Karl J Smalley and A N Knerr and Zebulon V. Kendrick and Jerry A. Colliver and Oliver E. Owen},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={52 3},
The accuracy of body mass indices (BMIs), such as Quetelet's index, for the definition of obesity was investigated in a large sample of healthy humans. Two hundred thirteen women and 150 men with a wide spectrum of weights, heights, and ages underwent densitometric analysis for the determination of percent body fat (%BF). %BF was then contrasted with… CONTINUE READING