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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Overview)

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, when interpreting the BMI.


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What is body mass index?

What is body mass index?

"fatness" indicator: An indicator of body "fatness" calculated from your height and weight. A bmi of 25 and above is considered overweight. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
556 Doctors shared insights

Body Mass Index (Overview)

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, when interpreting the BMI.


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How is body mass index measured?

How is body mass index measured?

Alternatively.......: You can also calculate the BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds x 703 and dividing by your height in inches squared. ...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 do you measure body mass index?

How do you measure body mass index?

Online calculator: Bmi is a calculation based on dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared: kg/m2. There are many online calculators that will do this for you by just putting in your height and weight that way you don't have to do the conversions and math. ...Read more

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How accurate is the body mass index?

How accurate is the body mass index?

Mathematical: It is a specific formula to calculate the bmi, based on one's own height and weight. Bmi = weight (kg) divided by height (m) squared. ...Read more

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How do you find your body mass index?

How do you find your body mass index?

Calculator: You can go to the nhlbi website and use the bmi calculator. You just need your height in inches and weight in pounds.

http://www. Nhlbisupport. Com/bmi/. ...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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What is the importance of body mass index?

Is BMI reliable?: Hi erikka!
body mass index (bmi) is only a measure of height & weight. As a result, a very muscular person may have the same BMI as an obese, overfat person - with very different health risks. Bmi also does not give information about dangerous disease-causing visceral belly fat. I prefer bioelectrical impedance analysis - gives a full body composition -fat, muscle, bone, hydration status. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to measure body mass index?

Can you describe how to measure body mass index?

Kg/m2: Bmi is a calculated value of your weight in kilograms (1kg=2.205 lbs) divided by you height in meters squared (1 meter=39.37 in). To square your height, multiply it by itself. I.E. 1.7 x 1.7. It's much easier to use one of the online bmi calculators where you just put in your height and weight and it does all the conversions and calculations for you. Bmi doesn't take age and gender into account. ...Read more

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Can you tell me normal body mass index for women?

Can you tell me normal body mass index for women?

BMI!: Good approximation for weight, but not as good as body composition analysis. (percentage of body fat!) the numbers are: a bmi of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal. Anything below that is considered underweight, while a bmi from 25 to 29 is considered overweight. A bmi above 30 is considered obese. Government site for calculation is: http://nhlbisupport. Com/bmi diet and exercise to reach ideal wt! ...Read more

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What is a normal body mass index for a 6' person?

What is a normal body mass index for a 6' person?

19-25: A normal bmi is anywhere between 18.9-24.9 for any height. Bmi is a calculation utilizing weight and height. Height and weight can vary greatly and still be considered normal. Bmi can only vary between 18.9-24.9 to be considered normal. A better question is to ask what weight gives a 6' individual a normal bmi. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a body mass index problem.?

Too low or too high: The body mass index or bmi is a ratio of height and weight. Normal is from18 to 25. Too low = underweight. 25 to 30 is overweight. Over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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What is the ideal body mass index for someone at 80?

What is the ideal body mass index for someone at 80?

19-25: A normal bmi is between 18.9-24.9 the calculation doesn't factor age or gender into equation. Bmi is a calculation utilizing weight and height. Height and weight can vary greatly and still be considered normal. Bmi can only vary between 18.9-24.9 to be considered normal. As we get older, it is somewhat preferable to be on the higher side to offer more protection to the bony structures and organs. ...Read more

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How to get body mass index to go back down to normal?

How to get body mass index to go back down to normal?

BMI: As your height is a fixed amount the only way to control for your bmi is to lower your weight. ...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

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


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