Top
20
Doctor insights on: Calculate Bmi Z Score

Share
1

1
How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

BMI charts: BMI charts are very good for measuring body mass index - (BMI). The BMI range should be 20-25 but a bit higher might be OK. The most informative way is to get your weight without clothing on (at home of course). and get your height measured without shoes off. Of course your BMI will be lower if you have your height measured wearing high heels. Not a good idea! ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
568 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How is my BMI measured?

Use height and weigh: BMI is a calculated value using your weight in kilograms and dividing by your height in meters squared Kg/M2. The easiest way to find this value is to just use a BMI calculator online. You can google "BMI calculator" and just plug your values in and it will give you an answer in a couple of seconds. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

Many exist.: Yes. Just google bmi calculator. There are many out there. ...Read more

5

5
I'm wondering are height predictors accurate at all? How is it calculated?

I'm wondering are height predictors accurate at all? How is it calculated?

Height predictors: Yes they are accurate for the general population but not necessarily for a specific person. ...Read more

6

6
How is cardiorespiratory fitness measured well?

How is cardiorespiratory fitness measured well?

V02 Max: "...Vo2 max. Or maximum oxygen uptake, is considered the gold standard of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and muscle cell fitness. It is usually standardized per body weight and expressed in milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute, and is the maximum amount of oxygen your body (basically your muscles) can utilize." http://www.Cptips.Com/exphys.Htm. ...Read more

7

7
How to calculate GFR frm urea creat values ?

How to calculate GFR frm urea creat values ?

Calculated GFR: You can calculate the measured GFR by multiplying urinary creatinine measurement x urine volume divided by plasma creatinine x time of measurement i.e. (u[cr] x urine volume)/(p[cr] x time)= creatinine clearance (gfr). ...Read more

8

8
Had VAP chol. test overall num high, but ratios good LDL pattern A/B. Prim. DR encouraging statin. 43yr old male calcium score 0. Is statin neces.?

Had VAP chol. test overall num high, but ratios good LDL pattern A/B.  Prim. DR encouraging statin.  43yr old male calcium score 0. Is statin neces.?

Depends on risks: Groups have different recommendations,which change. For >40yr w known atherosclerotic disease,kidney disease,diabetes,or >20% 10 year risk for MI (search "Framingham risk score calculator"), generally get statins.Low risk coronary artery calcium score can allow recalculation of risk score. Your doctor knows you better than we do; doing the risk score calculator & discussing at next appt worthwhile ...Read more

10

10
My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

Yes: It is slightly over weight. It is not good for a young person to start out adult life as being over-weight. See this site for more info. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction? Why?

Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction?  Why?

No: 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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
12

12
What is normal BMI index ?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
What is normal BMI index ?

BMI: In adults 20 years or older, the range is 18.5 to 24.9 for normal weight. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
My lipid panel says Chol 251, Trig 180, dHDL 38, cLDL 177, CRF 6.61. How is that CRF calculated? It seems twice the normal range of 0.0-3.00.

My lipid panel says Chol 251, Trig 180, dHDL 38, cLDL 177, CRF 6.61. How is that CRF calculated? It seems twice the normal range of 0.0-3.00.

Lipid panel: If "CRF" is a typo for "CRP", as in hs-CRP, then your CRP is too high, perhaps indicative of your low HDL and high LDL/triglycerides. You need to improve your lipid profile, and with these numbers you'd likely need diet/exercise/medication/weight loss if overweight. With improvements in your lipids, the CRP should come down. The CRP is measures, not calculated, and it suggests risk to the heart ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Height 5'6 weights 147.5lbs what is my bmi?

24: These numbers were actually never intended for individuals, but as a measure for populations. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and lets you take part effectively in your favorite sport. As a predictor of health, the much-sought-after "appropriate bmi" of 18-25 has been a disappointment. It's much more important simply to stay physically fit. Best wishes. ...Read more

15

15
How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

Height and weight: There are any number of bmi calculators available on the internet. ...Read more

16

16
What BMI is obese?

Obesity...: ...Is defined as a bmi over 30. Overweight is a bmi over 25. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
41 y/o female. Creatinine 0.92 mg/dL. Weight 72.6 kg. Modified Cockcroft Gault Crcl is 69 mL/minute. What do these values mean ?

41 y/o female. Creatinine 0.92 mg/dL. Weight 72.6 kg. Modified Cockcroft Gault Crcl is 69 mL/minute. What do these values mean ?

Kidney Function: Cockcroft-Gault is a formula used to determine how well your kidneys function. It is expressed as a Creatinine Clearance in ml/min and is adjusted for age and weight. ...Read more

19

19
Height 5,"5 weight 65kg age17 How much calories would gave burned(approx) in 50 minutes workout?

Height 5,"5 weight 65kg age17
How much calories would gave burned(approx) in 50 minutes workout?

Depends on exercise: Using a calorie burner calculator, the numbers range from 150 to 400, depending on the intensity of your workout. Try using a similar app to find out exactly. ...Read more

20

20
My fathers Lipid Panel! Total cholest: 243, Triglycerides: 257, HDL: 44, VLDL: 51, LDL: 148, LDL/HDL ratio: 3.4. Calcium score was a 1. Is this bad?

My fathers Lipid Panel!
Total cholest: 243, Triglycerides: 257, HDL: 44, VLDL: 51, LDL: 148, LDL/HDL ratio: 3.4. Calcium score was a 1. Is this bad?

Hyperlipidemia: Bad is a part of a formula or an angle. It depends on your dad's pmhx, MI, Cardiovascular Risk factors etc. It is likely that his LDL should be lower as well as Triglycerides. I would assume he is currently on a Statin or will be placed on one in addition to lifestyle modification. ...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