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

2011 stats! Women over 30 in the us: 29.2- overweight. 30 is defined as obese. There has been a consistent upward trend over the last 30 years, which bodes poorly for our nation's health. This is also true for men, whose average was 28.1 in 2011, based on government stats! diet and exercise need improvement! Read more...
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...

What can be done to reduce body mass index (bmi) as fast as possible?

Caution. Exercise and a permanent change to a balanced diet are the safest and most assured way to lose weight and keep it off. Short term changes only lead to temporary weight loss. A firm committment to permanent lifestyle change is always best. Consider working with a personal trainer and/or dietician to help you. Good luck. Read more...

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...
19-25. A normal BMI is between 19 and 25. Remember, the BMI does not take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) nor lab values (blood sugar, cholesterol) or medical history (high blood pressure). Read more...

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what? Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. Read more...

Can you please describe the formula for calculating body mass index (bmi) for children and teenagers?

Formula. Formula is---- weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703 . Calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. Read more...

Should a woman with a normal body mass index (bmi) before pregnancy should gain 11 to 20 pounds during pregnancy.?

Weight Gain. the Institutes of Medicine say that a woman with a normal BMI before pregnancy is recommended to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. Many physicains believe that the weight gain targets are too high, however. It is always best to discuss personal targets with the individual doctor taking care of the patient. Read more...

How can BMI (body mass index) work?

Hmmm... I'd say 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday would be best! And time and a half for overtime work! :-) Read more...
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...

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...