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Body Mass Index reference curves for Sri Lanka

Authors:

P M G Punchihewa ,

Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, LK
About P M G
Consultant Paediatrician, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya.
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L P C Saman Kumara

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, LK
About L P C
Paediatric Registrar, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya.
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Abstract

Body Mass Index (BMI) or weight/height1,2 has been
popular for assessing obesity in adults for many years,
but its use in children has developed only recently.
B.M.I. is widely accepted, as it provides a convenient
measure of obesity, which is less affected by differences
in timing of puberty than weight for height charts. Child
BMI age reference charts have been published in several
countries and the aim of this paper is to formulate a set
of curves for Sri Lankan children.

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2001; 30: 98-102

(Key words: Body mass index, reference curves, Sri Lanka)

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v30i4.830

How to Cite: Punchihewa, P.M.G. & Saman Kumara, L.P.C., (2009). Body Mass Index reference curves for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 30(4), pp.98–102. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v30i4.830
Published on 17 Jul 2009.
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