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Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Pediatrician: Every child/teen is different- it really depends on where the growth curve has been. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

Yes: Bmi for teens and children is differnt for that of adults. Teens and children's bmis are gender and age specific. For more information, check out www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.Html the site has bmi charts and bmi calculator for children and teens. ...Read more

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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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How do you calculate average bmi?

How do you calculate average bmi?

Calculate BMI: Use the formulas in chart and then compare with a chart. ...Read more

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Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

130-170 pounds.: By BMI calculations, your weight should be in the 130-170 range to be considered healthy. Granted the BMI is not an ideal index as it doesn't take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) or coincident medical conditions. But that would be your range strictly based on your height. ...Read more

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What's the average BMI for 20 year old females?

What's the average BMI for 20 year old females?

Depends on height: Hi. BMI is a measure of body habitus that is calculated using your height and weight. It does not take age (in adults) into account. So 20 years old doesn't matter. Height, however, is indispensable in calculating BMI. Therefore, in the absence of critically important information, we have no way to tell you what an average BMI for (20 yo) women is. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the average BMI should have before start ab exercises?

What's the average BMI should have before start ab exercises?

Need to delay?: There are variations of crunches and a host of exercises that can strengthen the abdominal muscles. If one is looking for exercises for only the rectus abdominis, then a pt or physiatrist can help if that person has a particular condition. If one is looking for permission to exercise, the primary care physician can begin an evaluation for suitability and safety of fitness programs. I'd start there. ...Read more

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What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

Overweight: CDC data from 2007 to 2010 reports that adult men in the U.S., on average, have a BMI of 28.6. Adult women have an average BMI of 28.7. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a 53 year old female with BMI of 28?

What is the average weight of a 53 year old female with BMI of 28?

Need to know: the height in order to make the estimate for weight. Feel free to repost with the additional info. ...Read more

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When body mass index (bmi) is calculated for femails, what is the average?

19-25: A normal BMI is between 19 and 25. Remember, the BMI does not take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) nor lab values (blood sugar, cholesterol) or medical history (high blood pressure). ...Read more

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Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more