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Doctor insights on: Bmi Ideal Weight Calculator

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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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Am I the ideal weight for my height and age if BMI is 25?

Not exactly: Bmi 25 is close to 80th percentile for female adult and 75th for male. Bmi over 85th percentile is regarded as overweight. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can determine your body frame with index finger and thumb for ideal weight calculation? Or regardless of the frame, BMI rules?

Is it true that you can determine your body frame with index finger and thumb for ideal weight calculation? Or regardless of the frame, BMI rules?

Bmi : The thumb and index measurement are a rough guide. Bmi should not be taken as an absolute standard it does have to be adjusted slightly for your frame. ...Read more

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I've used BMI calculators online, which say my 10 yr.old has a healthy weight. She is a 10 yr.old girl 4 ft.11in.101lbs. Is she at a healthy weight?

I've used BMI calculators online, which say my 10 yr.old has a healthy weight. She is a 10 yr.old girl 4 ft.11in.101lbs. Is she at a healthy weight?

Yes: she is tall for her age but weighs a good amount for her height. this is true if she is 120 months old (just turned 10). at 10 yrs, 59 inches is 95th percentile for height and 101 pounds is 92nd percentile for weight. according to World Health Organization growth curves. she is well proportioned. ...Read more

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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?

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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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

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