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Index

A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

index

(Catalog), noun earmark, enumeration, indicant, indicator, list, listing, listing of contents, mark, sign

index

(Docket), verb categorize, codify, file, submit

index

(Gauge), noun measure, guide, scale

index

(Relate), verb catalog, class, classify, document, enumerate, group, inventory, itemize, list, specify, record, supply or furnish with reference
See also: arrange, book, classify, clue, codify, directory, enumerate, fix, gist, indicant, indicate, indication, indicator, itemize, ledger, marshal, pigeonhole, record, register, roll, schedule, substance, symbol, symptom, tabulate
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Editor's Note: When B vitamin dietary intake was examined, consuming more thiamine, riboflavin, and folate was associated with a lower body mass index.
Not only that, at 23 my Body Mass Index is healthy as well.
Body mass index and percent body fat are strong indicators of a child's risk for developing diabetes later in life.
Impact of body mass index on cost and clinical outcomes after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy.
Rate of simultaneous non-AIDS conditions increase with body mass index Underweight 56% Normal weight 62% Overweight 67% Obese 69% Figure 1.
On average, blood pressure has decreased since 1980; body mass index has increased; and glucose levels have risen.
The researchers found that for every one-point increase in their body mass index women had a 12 percent lower chance of surviving to age 70 in good health.
There probably is some plateauing in adults, too, but many of them get bariatric surgery at a healthier state [a lower body mass index], so they often get down to a body mass index that is closer to normal," he said in an interview.
Newcastle University expert Dr Ashley Adamson reports, however, that a study of 500 North East children, which used different measures, adds credence to body mass index scores.
It means that this year's winner of the opening major has a body mass index of 28.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 percent of Americans are overweight and nearly 30 percent have a body mass index of 30 or above.
The scale determines weight, calculates body mass index and percentage of body fat, hydration and muscle mass.