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# How do you calculate to obtain an accurate BMI value?

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Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics
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## In brief: Use a calculator

There are so many online calculators now for bmi that you don't have to do the calculation yourself.
If you choose to, the formula is: bmi = weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters) . That is ( weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared). I hope that the attached table is helpful.

## In brief: Use a calculator

There are so many online calculators now for bmi that you don't have to do the calculation yourself.
If you choose to, the formula is: bmi = weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters) . That is ( weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared). I hope that the attached table is helpful.
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

## In brief: NHLBI

Try this website: http://www.
nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. This gives you an accurate BMI based on your height and weight, and gives you the guidelines for normal, underweight, overweight and obese. Just plug in the numbers.

## In brief: NHLBI

Try this website: http://www.
nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. This gives you an accurate BMI based on your height and weight, and gives you the guidelines for normal, underweight, overweight and obese. Just plug in the numbers.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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