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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

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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To which group of people does the body mass index table apply?

To which group of people does the body mass index table apply?

Most adults: However, if someone is very muscular, it may classify them as obese when they're actual body fat percentage is low. It's basically an inexpensive way to quantify obesity without having to do full body fat analysis on everyone. Other measurements such as neck circumference are being studied also. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the formula for calculating body mass index (bmi) for children and teenagers?

Can you please describe the formula for calculating body mass index (bmi) for children and teenagers?

Formula: Formula is---- weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703 . Calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. ...Read more

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How can BMI (body mass index) work?

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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How precise is the body mass index (bmi)?

Download an app: Download an app (pharm calcs) and follow the directions. It is very easy to do. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could BMI (body mass index) work?

Bmi: Bmi is a calculation based on your height and weight. Normal is between 18 and 25, overweight is 25 to 30, obese is 30-40, and morbidly obese is above 40. However, if you are very muscular, your bmi will be higher than normal, even though you are not overweight. ...Read more

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What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

Overweight: CDC data from 2007 to 2010 reports that adult men in the U.S., on average, have a BMI of 28.6. Adult women have an average BMI of 28.7. ...Read more

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Why do children with a higher BMI tend to enter puberty early?

Why do children with a higher BMI tend to enter puberty early?

BMI and puberty: Although the true cause remains unknown, many theorize that there is a link to the connection between fat content and sex steroid (estrogen and testosterone) synthesis. For example, the enzyme aromatase is strongly expressed on advocates (fat cells). ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce body mass index (bmi) as fast as possible?

What can be done to reduce body mass index (bmi) as fast as possible?

Caution: Exercise and a permanent change to a balanced diet are the safest and most assured way to lose weight and keep it off. Short term changes only lead to temporary weight loss. A firm committment to permanent lifestyle change is always best. Consider working with a personal trainer and/or dietician to help you. Good luck. ...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