# Top 10 Doctor insights on: Bmi Chart For Teens

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## 1 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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## 2 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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## 3 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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## 4 Is a BMI of 25.5 good?

In indicates : That you're very slightly overweight. Eat less and exercise more to lost the weight for your overall health. Bmi is just a measurement of weight relative to height. It's not reflective of your overall health; and it's not "good" or "bad", it's just a calculation. ...Read more

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## 5 How do you measure BMI?

Simply a formula: formula. Google: "BMI formula". E.g. For US typical units BMI = 703 x Wt (pounds)/Ht (inches). Of course this means BMI does not compensate for type of body build & is commonly very misleading. It was developed by a mathematician, adopted by the insurance/advance-monetary-time-payment industry as a crude indicator of body build for the masses &, in turn, adopted by the medical disease industry. ...Read more

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## 7 What is normal BMI index ?

BMI: In adults 20 years or older, the range is 18.5 to 24.9 for normal weight. ...Read more

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## 8 What is a good BMI number?

It always changes: Bmi 20-25 is "ideal body weight" which may not be as healthy as 26-29. A recent study showed this higher bmi was a healthier weight range for people than ideal. ...Read more

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## 9 How do I determine my BMI?

Height and weight : Most electronic medical records do this automatically ...Read more

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## 10 Bmi of 13, ought i be worried?

Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more