BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight
that applies to adult men and women.
BMI, or body mass index, expresses the relationship between weight and height.
How do you calculate body mass index?
To work out your BMI: divide your weight in kilograms (kg) or pounds (p) by your height in centimeters (cm) or inch – this calculator will do it for you . Note: this calculator is not suitable for children or young people
What is considered to be obese?
If a person’s body weight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. BMI under 18.5 – is considered very underweight and possibly malnourished, 18.5-24.9 – you have a healthy weight range for young and middle-aged adults.If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese – see the table below
The Indication for BMI Range
|Less than 16.5||Serverely Underweight|
|16.5 – 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 – 25||Normal|
|25 – 30||Overweight|
BMI related information
Doctors use body mass index (BMI) measurements to assess body fatness