Body Mass Index, Weight, and Pressure Ulcer Prevalence: An Analysis of the 2006–2007 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ SurveysVanGilder, Catherine BS, MT, MBA; MacFarlane, Gordon PhD; Meyer, Stephanie; Lachenbruch, Charlie PhDJournal of Nursing Care Quality: April-June 2009 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 127–135 doi: 10.1097/01.NCQ.0000347449.83052.1a ARTICLE Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics To assess the relationships among pressure ulcer prevalence, body mass index (BMI), and weight, this report analyzed the US data from the 2006 and 2007 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ Surveys. Findings indicated an overall reduction in pressure ulcer prevalence from 2004 and 2005 to 2006 and 2007; there was a higher prevalence of pressure ulcers in patients with low BMI and patients with both low and high weights. One in 10 patients were extremely obese. Hill-Rom, State Route 46 East, Batesville, Indiana. Corresponding Author: Catherine VanGilder, BS, MT, MBA, Hill-Rom, Inc, 1069 State Rte 46 E, Batesville, IN 47006 (email@example.com). The project was funded by Hill-Rom, Inc. Accepted for publication: June 8, 2008 © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.