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Body Mass Index and Surgical Outcome in a Puerto Rican Population.

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Summary of "Body Mass Index and Surgical Outcome in a Puerto Rican Population."

To determine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on postoperative morbidity and 30-day mortality in the population served by the University of Puerto Rico (UPR)-affiliated hospitals.

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Name: Puerto Rico health sciences journal
ISSN: 0738-0658
Pages: 1659

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A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".

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