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

Authors
  • Weinbrenner, Tanja
  • Vioque, Jesús
  • Barber, Xavier
  • Asensio, Laura
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gerontology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
52
Issue
5
Pages
275–281
Identifiers
PMID: 16974098
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Predicted height values from equations based on demi-span and age may be acceptable surrogates to derive accurate nutritional indices such as the BMI, particularly in elderly populations, where height may be difficult to measure accurately.

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