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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

Yes: Bmi for teens and children is differnt for that of adults. Teens and children's bmis are gender and age specific. For more information, check out www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.Html the site has bmi charts and bmi calculator for children and teens. ...Read more

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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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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Pediatrician: Every child/teen is different- it really depends on where the growth curve has been. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the withings scale during pregnancy? Measures BMI throught infared (i think) http://www.Withings.Com/en/bodyscale

Is it safe to use the withings scale during pregnancy? Measures BMI throught infared (i think) http://www.Withings.Com/en/bodyscale

Yes: All the scales i know of that measure body fat do so by a priciple of electrical impedance. You usually have your feet on a "pad" that is metallic and a very small electrical current is sent from one pad to the other. Since electricity travels at different speeds through water, fat, bone and muscle it can calculate what percentage is fat. Totally harmless (except for the result!). ...Read more

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How can BMI be different to height/weight chart?

H/W chart: Says what you should weigh for a given height. Bmi is a calculation that takes your sex, height and weight and calculates a number that you compare with ranges of normal vs obesity. ...Read more

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Bmi machines do they work?

Please clarify: Hi. Please clarify what you mean by "BMI machine". BMI (body mass index) is a simple calculation based on your height and weight. You don't need a machine to get your BMI...just go online and use the BMI calculator on any of the sites. 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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Can you tell me how could BMI (body mass index) work?

Bmi: Bmi is a calculation based on your height and weight. Normal is between 18 and 25, overweight is 25 to 30, obese is 30-40, and morbidly obese is above 40. However, if you are very muscular, your bmi will be higher than normal, even though you are not overweight. ...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