This method isn't suitable for pregnant women. It should give reasonable results for black and white, but not for Mexican ethnicity.|
Formula for calculating ABSI: waist circumference in meters / ( BMI2/3 * √ height in meters )
ABSI z is the deviation in multiples of the standard deviation from the mean. Here, the classification as strongly increased is made at >1, as strongly decreased at <-1. Average are values between -0.1 and 0.1.
Calculation done with the formula and datas of Krakauer, Nir Y.; Jesse C. Krakauer (2012-07-18): A New Body Shape Index Predicts Mortality Hazard Independently of Body Mass Index.