Body Mass Index

Body mass indexThe Body Mass Index is a simple indicator of the relationship between your height and your weight. If your BMI is above 25 you are considered overweight and if your BMI is above 30 you are considered obese.

Instructions:
1. Measure your height and weight and enter values
2. Note that the intepretation of the result do not apply to people whith an abnormal muscle mass.

BMI
22.5
Normal weight
Height
ft' in''
170
Weight
lbs
143

Background:

Body mass index is a useful tool for assessing overweight in populations. It is however a very unprecise evaluation of overweight on an individual level as muscularity and general frame size of the body is not taken in to account.

Classification of overweight in relation to BMI

Classification
BMI (kg/m2)
Underweight
<18.5
Normal weight
18.5-24.9
Overweight
25.0-29.9
Obesity class I
30.0-34.9
Obesity class II
35.0-39.9
Obesity class III
> 40

 

References:

Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic of Obesity. Report of the World Health Organization Consultation of Obesity. WHO, Geneva, June 1997.

Quetelet LAJ. Sur I'homme et le developpement de ses facultes, ou essai de physique sociale. Paris: Bachelier, 1835. (The original BMI-reference)

Comments  
#199 Alexia 2019-03-21 14:54
I'm 13, and I'm 5' 2'' and I weigh 94 pounds... A lot of people tell me I'm skinny... but I still have some belly fat. Am I fat? :/
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#198 Pablo 2019-03-15 17:54
My name is pablo and i am 16 years old. My height is 5'7 and my dick is 1.65 inches long. I weigh 195. Am i obese?Am I lovable? Will i find my soulmate? Find out on the next episode of DBZ!!!
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#197 High 2019-03-15 17:49
Quoting tristan:
i am 17 years old and i am 5'3. i am 159 pounds. am i fat?




yes sir
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#196 Ky Lee 2019-03-11 16:09
110 lbs
5 foot 2
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#195 Kari Lopez 2019-03-06 06:26
Im 28 yrs old. 4 kids. Im 5 6 and weigh 173
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#194 tristan 2019-03-05 21:16
i am 17 years old and i am 5'3. i am 159 pounds. am i fat?
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#193 Tommy 2019-02-26 21:14
I am 5’9,17 year old male that ways 122 pounds is that healthy?
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#192 Ayanna 2019-02-14 11:28
Quoting adelisa:
im 5ft 6in and i weigh 150 lbs, am i fat

You are a normal weight, but not by much. It would be good to start exercising a little more and eating a little healthier. However, as of right now, you are an okay weight. Not fat.
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