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)
How to Cite:
Punchihewa, P.M.G. and 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