Body Mass Index and Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients

Authors:Landi, F., Onder, G., Gambassi, G., Pedone, C., Carbonin, P. and Bernabei, R.
"Our results suggest that BMI, a simple anthropometric measure of nutritional status, is an important predictor of mortality among young and old hospitalized patients. Even when controlling for clinical and functional variables, a low BMI remained a significant and independent predictor of shortened survival. "