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Weight-Height Ratio (Broca Index)

Purpose:

To calculate a patient's weight-to-height ratio (Broca index).

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E23.0, E34.3, E45, E66, M89, N25.0, Q77, R62.8, Z00.0, Z00.1, Z00.2

Description:

The weight-height ratio is the simplest index relating weight and height. It is of the form (W / H). It is an acceptable index of obesity but only for comparison within a specific population. It is sometimes referred to as the Broca index.

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