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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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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)?

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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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