# body mass index

## what is body mass index?

26 years experience Pediatrics
"fatness" indicator: An indicator of body "fatness" calculated from your height and weight. A bmi of 25 and above is considered overweight.

## how is body mass index measured?

9 years experience General Practice
Height and weight: Body mass index (bmi) is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of the person's height (in meters).
31 years experience Family Medicine
Alternatively.......: You can also calculate the BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds x 703 and dividing by your height in inches squared.

## can you lower your body mass index?

28 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: By losing weight, your bmi will go down.
46 years experience Pediatrics
Things to ponder: There 2 parts to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The height and the "mass" or weight that fills up that height. At a given weight, if you grow taller the i ... Read More

## how do you measure body mass index?

29 years experience Bariatrics
Online calculator: Bmi is a calculation based on dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared: kg/m2. There are many online calculators that will ... Read More

## how can bmi (body mass index) work?

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## how accurate is the body mass index?

39 years experience General Surgery
Mathematical: It is a specific formula to calculate the bmi, based on one's own height and weight. Bmi = weight (kg) divided by height (m) squared.

## how do you find your body mass index?

Specializes in Endocrinology
BMI calculator: There are many bmi calculator online. Choose one that's easy for you to understand. Here is one: http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/.

## what is a good body mass index at 70?

54 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: On how tall you are.

## how precise is the body mass index (bmi)?

52 years experience Rheumatology