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Wheres body mass index chart for children?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Wheres body mass index chart for children?

BMI-for-age %iles: Official cdc growth charts are available at www.Cdc.Gov/nchs. 85th to 95th percentile is "at risk for overweight"; >95th percentile is "overweight"; <5th percentile is "underweight.". ...Read more

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What is body mass index for children chart?

What is body mass index for children chart?

A ratio of ht and wt: Bmi helps compensate for the fact that ideal weight depends on height. Pediatricians can provide charts, but there also are on-line calculators: http://kidshealth.Org/parent/growth/growth/bmi_charts.Html like height and weight, ideal bmi varies by gender and age. ...Read more

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Any good device to calculate body fat percentage?

Any good device to calculate body fat percentage?

This is quick: You can get a rough idea of your body fat percentage using this online tool: http://www.Fitwatch.Com/qkcalc/body-fat-percentage-calculator.Php. ...Read more

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Is body fat percentage the same as bmi?

Different measures: Percentage body fat is just that & direct measurements are hard, requiring weight on land & suspension in a water tank with elaborate calculations. Most normal adults run in the 20's % while a body builder would run<5%. Special scales & caliper measures estimate body fat. Bmi is a number relating weight to height. It is easier to obtain but less specific. ...Read more

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What percentage of adult men's weight is body water? And can you use body water percentage to measure hydration?

60%: In a male, 60% of body weight is water. In women, it is 50%. You typically cannot use body water percentage to measure hydration. The best way to hydrate is to thirst: that is the most powerful stimulus for drinking water. Also, if your urine is dark, that usually means you are dehydrated as well. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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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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What is a good body fat percentage for 26-year-old 5"5, I currently weigh 129. By current body fat says(22.7)?

What is a good body fat percentage for 26-year-old 5"5, I currently weigh 129. By current body fat says(22.7)?

Body fat: Does not sound too bad for me. If you are concerned please make a visit to a nurse practitioner. Hope all goes well - I suspect things will be OK. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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According to my body fat percentage I am perfectly fine, but according to BMI I am a bit overweight. My fat percentage is 26 BMI is 26. Concern?/

Weight: As long as you are happy, don't be concerned. We are our own worst critics. You sound very healthy and you should be happy. ...Read more

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What's the calorie intake/needs for a 60 yr old man 6'0" who weighs 238lb who is trying to gain muscle, lose fat, and drop total body weight?

What's the calorie intake/needs for a 60 yr old man 6'0" who weighs 238lb who is trying to gain muscle, lose fat, and drop total body weight?

Weight loss : There is a great app that can figure that our for you. You can access it through a smart phone or you can go online. Www. Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a healthy percentage of body fat on an average female?

Anyone know what is a healthy percentage of body fat on an average female?

%: For a woman aiming for 21 to 24% body fat is a good range. For a man aiming for a 14 to 17% body fat is a good range. Numbers are lower for most competitive athletes. ...Read more

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At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender. (gender=o for females and 1 for males). Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall. 30 or > is obese. ...Read more

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How to calculate your body fat percentage? Is there any formula?

How to calculate your body fat percentage? Is there any formula?

Body fat percentage: This article has directions for 2 methods to obtain a rough estimate: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker11.htm ...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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How can you reduce body fat percentage for male?

How can you reduce body fat percentage for male?

Attitude adjustment: This takes care of itself when you get the idea that (1) food is fuel, not comfort or entertainment; (2) aerobic fitness is actually fun and is a big part of who you are. Here's an area where choosing friends and learning to manage time are critical. Most men never accomplish it -- but it's a wonderful gift to give yourself. ...Read more

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5'3 105 pound 14 yo female 32A cup...will she get her breasts larger after anorexia? She's in recovery. Her body fat percentage is high.

5'3 105 pound 14 yo female 32A cup...will she get her breasts larger after anorexia? She's in recovery. Her body fat percentage is high.

Breast size: For the most part, breast size is determined by genetics. However, as breasts predominantly consist of fatty tissue, overall weight gain can increase breast size. Similarly, weight loss can casue a reduction in breast mass. ...Read more