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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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Length among girls was inversely associated with maternal concentrations of [gamma]-HCH (lindane) and subsequently higher ponderal index ([beta] = 0.
Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy and infant ponderal index at birth in the Swedish medical birth register, 1991-1992.
We used estimates of association between PFOA and fetal growth and the standard error from each study to calculate an overall effect estimate for the following fetal growth measures at birth: weight, length, head circumference, and ponderal index (birth weight divided by length cubed, multiplied by 100).
Outcomes of interest included newborn birth weight, birth weight z score, Ponderal Index, and large for gestational age (LGA; defined as greater than the 90th percentile).
The ponderal index at birth was calculated with the standard formula of weight (kg) divided by the cube of the length at birth ([m.
While differences in birthweight between treatment and no-treatment arms have been modest, reductions in neonatal body fat, as measured by skin-fold thickness, the ponderal index, and birthweight percentile, have been highly significant.