Prevalence of chronic energy deficiency and self-reported morbidity in relation to age, income and body composition

  • Ramírez Toledo
Keywords: Body mass index, morbidity, energy deficiency, anthropometric measurements


Body mass index (BMI) is widely used as a measure of fatness, or the nutritional status of populations in both
developed and developing countries. On the basis of data from developed countries, BMI ranges of 25–30 and .30
kg/m2 are considered to be indicative of overweight and obesity respective.