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Obesity Index

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Allergy, Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Emergency Medicine, Family, General Practice, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Other

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Description:

The obesity index (OI) is the best index for obesity, since it is independent of height provided height and weight are linearly related (Lee et al). By studying different populations it is possible to generate different "p" values that reflect variation racial characteristics in height and weight, thus allowing for the comparison of different populations.

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