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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

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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 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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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