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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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Relationship between body mass index and dental caries among adolescent children in South India.
Dietary patterns are associated with body mass index and bone mineral density in Chinese freshmen.
Young et al found that an increase in body mass index more than one standard deviation increase in the chances of obstructive sleep apnea by four fold.
Body mass index and alternative indices of obesity in relation to height, triceps skinfold and subsequent mortality: the Busselton Health Study.
Obesity (a body mass index at or above 30 kg/m2) was linked to a 50% higher chance that people would have two or more of these non-AIDS conditions.
Overall, the trends indicate that in many high income countries, action to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol is having an impact, but there is a need to do more on body mass index and managing diabetes.
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.
At Cincinnati Children's and other centers, adolescents who are candidates for bariatric surgery must have a body mass index of at least 40 kg/[m.
The present study population has been plagued by unhealthy nutritional practices and is thus a good sample to study the association of body mass index and periodontal status.
Support for the Northumberland mother can be found on the website of the NHS itself, which contains a caution that the body mass index used by the classroom assessment team "is not suitable for young children".
It means that this year's winner of the opening major has a body mass index of 28.