# Top 20 Doctor insights on: Bmi Calculator Body Frame Type

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## 1 How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

Height and weight: There are any number of bmi calculators available on the internet. ...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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## 2 What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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## 3 How can BMI (body mass index) work?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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## 5 How to calculate body mass index formula please?

See below: Bmi = [ weight in pounds divided by (height in inches) x (height in inches) ] x 703 for example, a person who weighs 150 pounds and is 5 feet 3 inches tall has a bmi of 26.5. [ 150 lbs. Divided by (63 inches) x (63 inches) ] x 703 = 26.5. ...Read more

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## 6 Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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## 7 How do you acccurately calculateyour resting metabolic rate and body mass index/ body fat %?

Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more

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## 8 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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## 9 How can you calculate your ideal body weight?

BMI and body fat: There are two ways. The more traditional way is to calculate your body mass index (check at wellesleymd.Com). Ideal bmi is 22-23, since your height is stable, if you get your weight there, that'll be ideal. What i like more is body fat which is more consistent with being healthy. Get your body fat checked, for male ideal is between 14-18%, female 18-26%. So lose enough fat to get your fat in range. ...Read more

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## 10 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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## 11 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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## 13 How precise are online body fat calculators?

A rough estimate: It is an estimate. Immersion is very acurate. ...Read more

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## 14 Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction? Why?

No: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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## 15 How can you calculate percent body fat without a skinfold caliper?

Rough estimate: You can get a rough idea of your body fat percentage using this online tool: http://www.Fitwatch.Com/qkcalc/body-fat-percentage-calculator.Php. ...Read more

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## 16 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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## 17 Want legit formula to calculate body mass index?

Kg/m2: Bmi is a calculated value of your weight in kilograms (1kg=2.205 lbs) divided by you height in meters squared (1 meter=39.37 in). To square your height, multiply it by itself. I.E. 1.7 x 1.7. It's much easier to use one of the online bmi calculators where you just put in your height and weight and it does all the conversions and calculations for you. ...Read more

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## 18 Any good device to calculate body fat percentage?

This is quick: You can get a rough idea of your body fat percentage using this online tool: http://www.Fitwatch.Com/qkcalc/body-fat-percentage-calculator.Php. ...Read more

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## 19 How accurate is BMI in relation to your body fat?

Both are needed : Bmi ( body mass index) sex specific and age determined. Fat density determined with calipers, immersion and or ultrasound methods affects this index as does bone structure. ...Read more