* Standard deviations above/below average.

** 1 is average risk; range is the approximate 95% confidence interval.

For the derivation and application of ABSI, please refer to this paper; see also here and here. The BMI and ABSI z scores, percentiles, and mortality risks are estimates based on the NHANES 1999-2004 cohort, designed to sample the USA population; see the paper for details. A relative risk greater than 1 indicates greater than average death rate while numbers below 1 indicate a lower than average rate. For example, 1.2 indicates a 20 percent greater risk than average while 0.8 indicates a 20 percent lower risk. See here for instructions on measuring waist circumference. This calculator is intended for illustrative and educational purposes only, and is not recommended for any medical use.

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