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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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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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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

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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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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I think-my cervix is too low, 0.5cm from the vulva.Prolapse maybe?I'm 23, bmi:19.5 and want to have children.My next gyn appointment in november.Thanks

Prolapse/long cervix: If you haven't had any risk factors for prolapse--childbearing, obesity, lifting heavy things, straining--then another possibility is simply a very long cervix. Discuss with your provider at your visit. Either way, most people can achieve a healthy pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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How do you measure BMI?

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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How bad is a BMI of 14.9?

Potentially: Very dangerous. Talk w/your doctor about your eating disorder. ...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