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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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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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How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

And the formula is:: English formula bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 metric formula bmi = ( weight in kilograms / ( height in meters x height in meters ) ). ...Read more

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If my son who is 16.5 yrs old weight 168.5 pounds and is 5ft 3inch tall. Is this considered obses? What is optimum for him? Bmi is 30 and waist 36

If my son who is 16.5 yrs old weight 168.5 pounds and is 5ft 3inch tall. Is this considered obses? What is optimum for him? Bmi is 30 and waist 36

Yes : If your son has a bmi of anything above 24-26 and especially > 27 with other health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure then he would be considered clinically obese and therefore at risk healthwise. I would consult your doctor to check labs to rule out thyroid or diabetes. ...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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For what reasons was the BMI calculator even invented?

For studies: In order to study obesity, one has to have a definition of what it means to be obese. You can't simply use weight, as 200 lb might be obese for some people but would be a thin person if their height was 6 ft 8 in. Bmi takes into account height and weight. A bmi over 30 is considered obese. ...Read more

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Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

All should be OK: If you enter your correct height and weight into any bmi calculator, the results should be correct. The exact meaning of a particular bmi might be open to interpretation as someone who is very muscular and has only 4% body fat might have a higher bmi than a couch potato who has love handles. For most of us, the bmi is a good indicator of appropriate weight versus overweight. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering what your view on the BMI system is. Do you think it is effective? Do you prefer BMI or waist to height? (for a research project).

Hi, I was wondering what your view on the BMI system is. Do you think it is effective? Do you prefer BMI or waist to height? (for a research project).

BMI vs waist to HT: What do you prefer for a research project. Because need both measurements needed for both estimates of obesity I would calculate them both and see which one works best for your study. There are very standard ways to measure these so look up exactly how to do it for a research project. Let us know what you find. ...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