Body shape index and mortality in hemodialysis patients

Afsar B. , Elsurer R. , Kirkpantur A.

NUTRITION, vol.29, no.10, pp.1214-1218, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.03.012
  • Title of Journal : NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1214-1218


Objective: The relationship between various anthropometric parameters and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients is conflicting. Recently a new anthropometric parameter emerged, namely, body shape index (BSI). BSI is based on waist circumference (WC) but is independent of height, weight, and body mass index in predicting mortality in the general population. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between BSI and mortality in HD patients.