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BODY MASS INDEX
Why is BMI a bad Assessment?
Does not differentiate sex variants in body shape.
It does not look at body composition changes over time.
Does not differentiate tissue types (muscle vs fat).
Why is BMI a good Assessment?
Height and Weight variables are available and easy to measure.
Great for notifying people of their weight status.
It is a good estimator of health risks in a sedentary population.
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