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How is body mass index measured?

How is body mass index measured?

Alternatively.......: You can also calculate the BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds x 703 and dividing by your height in inches squared. ...Read more

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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 accurate is the body mass index?

How accurate is the body mass index?

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. ...Read more

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What is the importance of body mass index?

What is the importance of body mass index?

Is BMI reliable?: Hi erikka! body mass index (bmi) is only a measure of height & weight. As a result, a very muscular person may have the same BMI as an obese, overfat person - with very different health risks. Bmi also does not give information about dangerous disease-causing visceral belly fat. I prefer bioelectrical impedance analysis - gives a full body composition -fat, muscle, bone, hydration status. ...Read more

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What is the ideal body mass index for someone at 80?

What is the ideal body mass index for someone at 80?

19-25: A normal bmi is between 18.9-24.9 the calculation doesn't factor age or gender into equation. Bmi is a calculation utilizing weight and height. Height and weight can vary greatly and still be considered normal. Bmi can only vary between 18.9-24.9 to be considered normal. As we get older, it is somewhat preferable to be on the higher side to offer more protection to the bony structures and organs. ...Read more

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How can I calculate body mass index?

How can I calculate body mass index?

Go online: Hi. You can calculate your BMI at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm All you'll need is your height (barefoot) and your naked weight. ...Read more

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How do you calculate body mass index?

How do you calculate body mass index?

Download an app.: If you have a smart phone these are several apps that can do this for you. ...Read more

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How can you calculate body mass index?

BMI IS A MEASURE: Of your weight in relation to your height. Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool.Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration. ...Read more

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How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

Height and weight: There are any number of bmi calculators available on the internet. ...Read more

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Wheres body mass index chart for children?

BMI-for-age %iles: Official cdc growth charts are available at www.Cdc.Gov/nchs. 85th to 95th percentile is "at risk for overweight"; >95th percentile is "overweight"; <5th percentile is "underweight.". ...Read more

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What is body mass index for children chart?

A ratio of ht and wt: Bmi helps compensate for the fact that ideal weight depends on height. Pediatricians can provide charts, but there also are on-line calculators: http://kidshealth.Org/parent/growth/growth/bmi_charts.Html like height and weight, ideal bmi varies by gender and age. ...Read more

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