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Ch 11 Jarvis Nutritional Assmt Key Terms

body mass index (BMI)ratio of weight to height
dysphagiapainful or difficult swallowing
kwashiorkorprotein malnutrition
marasmusprotein-calorie malnutrition
obesityBMI > or equal to 30 to 39.9
optimal nutritional statussufficient nutrients to provide for daily body requirements & increased metabolic demands
overnutritionBMI > or equal to 25
serum albuminserum protein, normal range 4.0 to 5.0
undernutrition / malnutritionBMI < 18.5

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Roseman University of Health Sciences
Henderson, NV

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