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How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

BMI charts: BMI charts are very good for measuring body mass index - (BMI). The BMI range should be 20-25 but a bit higher might be OK. The most informative way is to get your weight without clothing on (at home of course). and get your height measured without shoes off. Of course your BMI will be lower if you have your height measured wearing high heels. Not a good idea! ...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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Need metric chart for average weight and height?

Need metric chart for average weight and height?

Website: For kids up to age 20: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more

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Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

Many exist.: Yes. Just google bmi calculator. There are many out there. ...Read more

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Height 5'6 weights 147.5lbs what is my bmi?

24: These numbers were actually never intended for individuals, but as a measure for populations. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and lets you take part effectively in your favorite sport. As a predictor of health, the much-sought-after "appropriate bmi" of 18-25 has been a disappointment. It's much more important simply to stay physically fit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Need BMI or height to weight chart for men?

Need BMI or height to weight chart for men?

BMI chart for men: Take a look at the attached chart. ...Read more

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Weight to height chart for men over 90?

Weight to height chart for men over 90?

No such thing: Even for young adults, these are subscience. At any adult age, the best weight is what looks and feels right to the person and enables them to do the things they enjoy -- hopefully including some fitness activities. An older person needs adequate muscle but fat isn't an asset. Don't target a number, target a level of fitness and function. ...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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Is a height to weight chart for women accurate?

Is a height to weight chart for women accurate?

For maney yes, but..: The are remarkably inaccurate for some people, although a reasonable guideline. The best is body composition analysis, which can be done at many places (my office, health clubs, etc.). For example, i weight 193, am 71 inches tall, and i trend toward heavy. But waist is 34 and my body fat is 15%. Very good. I always do composition studies: the only weight of tracking diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Weight & height chart for men over 80?

Weight & height chart for men over 80?

No such thing: Even for young adults, these are subscience. At any adult age, the best weight is what looks and feels right to the person and enables them to do the things they enjoy -- hopefully including some fitness activities. An older person needs adequate muscle but fat isn't an asset. Don't target a number, target a level of fitness and function. ...Read more

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Is 5'9 above average height for a guy?

Is 5'9 above average height for a guy?

It is average for an: Adult male in the us. 69.3" is right on the mark. ...Read more

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Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Yes, but...: The calculator will give you an accurate bmi, but how well that measures your fitness/health is unclear. I've had finely tuned athletes show up as obese according to bmi. If you're concerned about it just check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im thirteen years old at the height of 5 foot six inches, is 117 pounds an average weight?

Im thirteen years old at the height of 5 foot six inches, is 117 pounds an average weight?

Depends: See www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts and select a male 2-20 chart you can print & follow. Your height could be as tall as 90%(top ten % of kids your age) if 5'6'' as you turned 13 or 60% if near 14. Wt would be at 75% is so when turning 13 & 55% near 14. If you print out a growth chart, plot your ht/wt every 6 mo or so you can project where you are headed. ...Read more

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What is mean BMI or table for average weight by height for children?

What is mean BMI or table for average weight by height for children?

Tables online: There are many online bmi calculators you can download, entering the child's age, gender, weight and height. 5th-85th %ile is the range of normal. 25th-75th %ile is average. 85th-95th%ile is overweight. > 95th%ile is obese. <5th %ile is underweight. See http://pediatrics.About.Com/cs/usefultools/l/bl_bmi_calc.Htm. ...Read more

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Best online weight and height chart for boys?

Best online weight and height chart for boys?

Go to cdc site: Go to www.Cdc.Gov and toggle through the opening page down to the statistics section.After you bring up the statistics section you can go to growth charts & decide the language & gender desired. ...Read more

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Is 100-110 lbs underweight for a female of height 5 ft 3 inches?

Is 100-110 lbs underweight for a female of height 5 ft 3 inches?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Some women are fine at that height and weight. Some women could use a few more pounds at that height. That depends on other factors such as where her fat is distributed, how much muscle she has, how her body type is, whether she is losing or gaining weight, if she has any ill symptoms, etc... ...Read more

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Doctor what is healthy weight for girl age 14 height 5ft 5in tall tall statue?

This indicates that: Your are 13 years old. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the best BMI for a woman of 5'1 inches tall?

What is the best BMI for a woman of 5'1 inches tall?

BMI: Bmi is independent of height. For most people, the best bmi is between 20 and 25. But if you are muscular, this can be off. ...Read more

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I am male. Age 45. 6ft 2 inches and weigh 208 lbs. what should be my ideal goal weight? At current weight my BMI is 26.8.

BMI: The upper limit of the BMI range is 25 but 26.8 is not far above this. When BMI was determined were you fully clothed, wearing boots, etc. If you have bathroom scales at home you might want to compare your results with that at the doctor's office. At home you won't need to worry about clothing. ...Read more

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3 yr well child check up. 30.6lbs 38 1/4 inches. Bmi 14.7. Birth size 6lbs 12 oz. 21 inches.

3 yr well child check up. 30.6lbs 38 1/4 inches. Bmi 14.7. Birth size 6lbs 12 oz. 21 inches.

Your question is?: You offer a string of data but ask no question. Please resubmit. Remember that questions are not linked on the site & all must contain the basic info & a question. ...Read more

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3 yr well child check up. 30.6lbs 38 1/4 inches. Bmi 14.7. Birth size 6lbs 12 oz. 21 inches. He is smaller than kids younger than him. Is that normal?

3 yr well child check up. 30.6lbs 38 1/4 inches. Bmi 14.7. Birth size 6lbs 12 oz. 21 inches. He is smaller than kids younger than him. Is that normal?

Normal range: From your listed points, the child was at the 21% for weight at birth and 36% at 3y. His length was at the 90% (hard to get good measures then) at birth & is 72% at 3 years. These are well within the normal range for growth in kids. He is a bit leaner & taller than his age equivalent peers. ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for an eleven year old that is 5 foot 2 inches?

BMI....: Average weight is 98-120 pounds, with bmi ranging from 18.5-24.9. ...Read more

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My daughter is 7, weighs 110 lb., and is 4 feet 4 inches. What is her BMI, and does she need to lose weight? If so, how much?

My daughter is 7, weighs 110 lb., and is 4 feet 4 inches. What is her BMI, and does she need to lose weight? If so, how much?

Get up and move: Your daughter's BMI = 28.6 which puts her into the obese category. Weight loss should be addressed by both diet and exercise. Diet - healthy food choices, appropriate portions, cut out the sodas, sugary juices etc. Increase activity. Turn off the TV/Computer/Tablet…whatever and get out and move. 30 minutes (consistent) of increased activity 3x per week MINIMUM- go for a good walk, ride a bike. ...Read more

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My BMI is currently 19.96 yet I have an 32 inch belly.. How much weight should I lose to finally get a flat one? Im 161 and 52 kg

My BMI is currently 19.96 yet I have an 32 inch belly.. How much weight should I lose to finally get a flat one? Im 161 and 52 kg

Since one can't: Predict how the weight will come off- can't estimate how much weight you need to lose. There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 250, HDL 88, LDL 112, ratio 3.0 No smoker, 22 BMI, 61 inches tall, 116 lbs. 57 yr old female. Should I take statins? No other risk factor

Cholesterol 250, HDL 88, LDL 112, ratio 3.0  No smoker, 22 BMI, 61 inches tall, 116 lbs. 57 yr old female. Should I take statins? No other risk factor

No need: Unless you have diabetes, strong family history, or diabetes. However, listen to primary doctors recommendations, as some details may make statins necessary. Diet and exercise control always helps to reduce risk. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old, 101kg, 5 ft 10/11 inches. I play rugby regularly at a high level for my school. BMI says I'm obese. Should I be worried?

I'm 16 years old, 101kg, 5 ft 10/11 inches. I play rugby regularly at a high level for my school. BMI says I'm obese. Should I be worried?

It depends.: It depends on a number of factors. BMI is a screening test. To diagnose whether there's anything to worry about we use: 1)your family history of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and blood pressure, 2) your blood pressure, cholesterol, etc , 3) your diet and activity pattern, 4) your stage of puberty and your % body fat or waist circumference 5) recent weight gain and growth. ...Read more

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Male, 32 age, BMI 21.9, waist-to-height ratio is 0.49 as pant size 33inches, height 68 inches, walk 2 miles daily, runner knee for 1 year, cure for it?

An overuse syndrome: There are a few causes of runner's knee. The most common involves the front of the knee and is caused by damage to the cartilage lining the patella (patellofemoral pain syndrome). Another occurs on the lateral side from irritation of the iliotibial band. Treatment for both involve rest, nsaids, activity modification, and physical therapy.If left untreated both can become chronic problems. ...Read more

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Is there a different BMI calculation for men and woman?

Limitations of BMI: The calculation is the same. Men tend to be taller, which to some extent offsets the greater weight due to muscle. The bmi is not the be-all end-all of body fat measurements. It is a useful index for most people, and in large populations, but individual people can be muscular, stocky, and otherwise have low body fat but still a high bmi. ...Read more

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How do you knwo your frame size to obtain an accurate BMI calculation?

Height and Weight: If you have those two measurements you can calculate your bmi - many sources available on the internet. The number alone is not an interpretation in itself. It needs to be taken into consideration with other factors. ...Read more

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What's causes hyperlipidaemia in a person with a health lifestyle both physical and dietary?.P.S-person is 47yrs with a BMI of 26.5

What's causes hyperlipidaemia in a person with a health lifestyle both physical and dietary?.P.S-person is 47yrs with a BMI  of 26.5

genetic: If your lifestyle is healthy and adequate and your cholesterol is still high, then it's most likely genetic is playing a factor.. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in my late 20's. my BMI is 16.8. I'm rather short and weigh just 90 pounds. the scale says 92-ish rightt know what to do. will I die?

Breaking news: Hi. Yes, you will die...EVERYONE will die. One of the definitions of life is the phenomenon of death. Therefore, live life to the fullest each & every day, leave the world a better place than you found it, and love along the way. But, yes, you will die. ...Read more

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I was just wondering what this is as a bmi I typed it in on my calculator and came up with this 17.96875 and I was just wondering if it’s 18 or 17.9??

I was just wondering what this is as a bmi I typed it in on my calculator and came up with this 17.96875 and I was just wondering if it’s 18 or 17.9??

You get to choose: We are a free people living in a free country, so you get to choose. The number is 18 if you choose to use only whole numbers. The number is 18.0 if you choose to have one number after the decimal. The number is 17.97 if you choose to have 2 numbers after the decimal. They are all the same number, but it's your choice. ...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