Characterising the distributions of height and body-mass index and their interrelationship

Maria Laura Caminia Iurilli
Height and weight are indicators of healthy versus unhealthy nutrition. Body-mass index (BMI) measures weight gain beyond what is expected from height gain. Having short stature or too little weight for one’s height, represented by low BMI, as well as having excessive weight for one’s height, represented by high BMI, increases the risk of morbidity and mortality. My thesis aimed to provide summary statistics that characterise the distributions of height and BMI and their interrelationship....
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