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Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Obese: Bmi is a measure of body fat using height and weight; higher bmis are associated with health risks like hypertension, diabetes, and higher risk of cardiovascular events. Normal bmi is 18.5-24.9, overweight 25-29.9, and obese>30. More americans are overweight, so more bmis>30, but these people still face greater health risks than those with bmi 18.5-40. See http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I have a high blood pressure of 150/90 mm hg. I'm 67 yrs. Old i want to if i'm overweight what is body mass index?

I have a high blood pressure of 150/90 mm hg. I'm 67 yrs. Old  i want to if i'm overweight what is body mass index?

BMI: The body mass index is the factor between your weight and your height, you did not tell us what your weight and your height are, thus it is not possible to tell you what your bmi is; you can calculate it yourself bmi= weight (in feet and inches) x height( pounds) normal= 18.5--24.9 overweight=25--29.9 obesity= 30 and over. ...Read more

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What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

Overweight: CDC data from 2007 to 2010 reports that adult men in the U.S., on average, have a BMI of 28.6. Adult women have an average BMI of 28.7. ...Read more

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

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

Not average: There is no average, as the average is unimportant. What's important is what is healthy for you. "normal" is generally considered by be from about 19 to 25. ...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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Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Any BMI calculator: Bmi is only dependent on height and weight. Unfortunately age and gender don't factor into the calculation, thus one of the limitation of the calculation. Many elite body builders would be considered overweight or obese, as an example. As a result of low body fat. Use the calculation as an initial guide and work with your pcp or a dietitian to further evaluate the child's condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me normal body mass index for women?

Can you tell me normal body mass index for women?

BMI!: Good approximation for weight, but not as good as body composition analysis. (percentage of body fat!) the numbers are: a bmi of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal. Anything below that is considered underweight, while a bmi from 25 to 29 is considered overweight. A bmi above 30 is considered obese. Government site for calculation is: http://nhlbisupport.Com/bmi diet and exercise to reach ideal wt! ...Read more

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My body mass index is 32.8, are there any risks on my body or any health problems in the immediate future?

Depends: By those measurements, you are obese. Depending on your bone structure and muscle mass, you are at risk. As far as the immediate future, that would depend on your current state of wellness. Sleep apnea, heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and others? Discuss with your pcp and get on a good, safe weight reduction program associated with diet and exercise. You can do it! ...Read more

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How do you determine body mass index from height and weight?

How do you determine body mass index from height and weight?

Do some math: Body mass index is calculated by taking one's weight in kilograms and dividing it by height in meters and then dividing by height again. There are many online calculators available to do the math for you. If you are an adult, a bmi of 25-29 kg per meter squared is overweight and one of > 30 is obese. <18.5 is underweight. For children what is a healthy bmi changes with age. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index is also known as BMI. 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


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