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How is body mass index measured?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Alternatively.......

You can also calculate the BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds x 703 and dividing by your height in inches squared.

In brief: Alternatively.......

You can also calculate the BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds x 703 and dividing by your height in inches squared.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Holly Barth
General Practice
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In brief: Height and weight

Body mass index (bmi) is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of the person's height (in meters).

In brief: Height and weight

Body mass index (bmi) is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of the person's height (in meters).
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
Answer assisted by Holly Barth, Medical Student
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