Relationship of body mass index to subsequent mortality among seriously ill hospitalized patients

Authors:Galanos, A. N., Pieper, C. F., Kussin, P. S., Winchell, M. T., Fulkerson, W. J., Harrell, Jr., F. E., Teno, J. M., Layde, P., Connors, Jr., A. F., Phillips, R. S. and Wenger, N. S.
"Even when controlling for multiple disease states and physiologic variables and removing from the analysis all patients with significant prior weight loss, a body mass index below the 15th percentile remained a significant and independent predictor of mortality."