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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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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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What BMI is obese?

What BMI is obese?

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

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What is optimal bmi?

Overweight / obesity: Optimal bmi is 20-25 kg/m2. Overweight is 25-30, obese is more than 30. However, this is a guide, and individuals may vary. Bmi is just weight/height, so someone (usually a male) who is stocky and muscular can have a high bmi yet be very lean. ...Read more

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What is normal BMI index ?

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

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Is the chinese baby gender predictor chart accurate?

Is the chinese baby gender predictor chart accurate?

The odd is ~50/50 : There isn't a sure way to get pregnant with a boy or a girl based on day the week to have relation--there are some anecdotal report to suggest certain time of day favors girl vs boy pregnancy, but no conclusive research. The only sure way is to determine genetically is via insemination etc..Otherwise, your chance is just about 50/50 naturally--same as flipping a coin for head or tail. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Yes, but...: The calculator will give you an accurate bmi, but how well that measures your fitness/health is unclear. I've had finely tuned athletes show up as obese according to bmi. If you're concerned about it just check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

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

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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

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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

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When body mass index (bmi) is calculated for femails, what is the average?

19-25: A normal BMI is between 19 and 25. Remember, the BMI does not take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) nor lab values (blood sugar, cholesterol) or medical history (high blood pressure). ...Read more

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What age to weight to height chart is considered accurate by doctos?

What age to weight to height chart is considered accurate by doctos?

The BMI chart: Age is only used for pediatric/youg adults, often calculated to age 18 or so. After this point, we only use height and wt to determine healthy vs not-healthy-wt ranges for both men and women. It is a rough estimate and provide you a guide to keep "ideal body wt" for better health. If you have specific concern about your wt/height vs age (we shrink in height with age), consult doc. Good luck. ...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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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

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Is an age to height to weight chart accurate?

Is an age to height to weight chart accurate?

In terms of?: There are growth charts with reference norms to determine if growth rate is normal. The chart isn't the problem if there is concern about accuracy. Kids have to be measured with a stadiometer (shoes off) to get accurate height info. If it still doesn't seem right the stadiometer may need to be calibrated to make sure it's accurate. ...Read more

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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

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Would calculating the BMI of an embryo tell us anything?

Would calculating the BMI of an embryo tell us anything?

No: There are research studies that could estimate this but it wouldn't matter. Those early the measurements would not be predictive of anything, even if you could do them accurately. The embryo that eventually produces a 7 foot 280 lb adult is essentially identical to the one that produces one at 5 foot 100 lb. It is only after growth emerges & genes are expressed that you see differential outcome ...Read more

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What is bmi?

What is bmi?

Body Mass Index: Bmibody mass index bmi is used to find out if a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. ...Read more

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What is BMI?

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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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