Official Concept and Definition

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Definition

an indicator of nutritional status for adolescents 11-19 years old and adults 20 years old and over, which provides a measure of body mass ranging from thinness to obesity and is expressed as body weight (Wt) in kilograms divided by the square of the height (Ht) in meters

Notes:

Latest NCHS/WHO standards for BMI for adults 20 years old and over is for 1978

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PSS Agency PSA
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PSA

http://www.psa.gov.ph/
Indicators / Statistics Being Generated Health and Nutrition
PSA Board Resolution PSA Board Resolution No 01, Series of 2017 - 141
https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/PSA%20BOARD%20RESO%2001%202017.pdf
Statistical Domain Economic Statistics
Statistical Activity Health

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