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Anthropometric Indices

Anthropometric Indices

by Asma Ankhi -
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Most.Asma Akhter Ankhi

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Yes,we can use BMI for children.For children BMI is not a diagnostic tool.  Instead it is used to screen  for potential   weight and health related issues.  If children have a  high BMI for their age and sex,a health care provider may  perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a proble.  Calculating childrens BMI:

1. Measure the childs weight in pounds.

2.Measure the childs height in inches.

3.Calculated the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.So we can use BMI for childre.