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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.

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The effect of serum creatinine on the relative risk of overall and ACHD mortality remained significant (P < .01) after adjustment for the following baseline variables: age, Quetelet index, cigarette smoking, fasting blood glucose, serum uric acid, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol, diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, time from MI to randomization, ejection fraction, number of significantly diseased coronary arteries, history of angina, and qualifying MI type.
Body mass index (BMI) calculated by used Quetelet Index (W/[H.sup.2]) [body mass in kilograms (kg), divided by height in meters squared (m2)].
(Quetelet Index, WHO criteria) and waist-to-hip ratio.
BMI, sometimes also referred to the Quetelet index, is a weight-for-height index.
Obesity has been found to closely correlate with the level of body fat.1,2 Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used to define obesity (also known as Quetelet Index), other methods used are waist circumference, CT, MRI, absorptiometry and life insurance tables.3-7 BMI describes relative weight for height, is not gender specific and is significantly correlated with total body fat content.
Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated using Quetelet index and WHO classification [8] was used for interpretation of findings.