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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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Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Any BMI calculator: Bmi is only dependent on height and weight. Unfortunately age and gender don't factor into the calculation, thus one of the limitation of the calculation. Many elite body builders would be considered overweight or obese, as an example. As a result of low body fat. Use the calculation as an initial guide and work with your pcp or a dietitian to further evaluate the child's condition. ...Read more

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How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

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

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

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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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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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 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 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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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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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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I'd really like to know website for how to find your body mass index?

NIH: Try this nih website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/bmitools.Htm.

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How do you calculate body mass index?

Download an app.: If you have a smart phone these are several apps that can do this for you. ...Read more

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How can you calculate body mass index?

How can you calculate body mass index?

BMI IS A MEASURE: Of your weight in relation to your height. Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool.Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration. ...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