# Body Mass Index Children Europe

This module calculates Body Mass Index for children up to 18 and classifies the result according to the guidelines accepted by most European countries.

**Instructions:**

1. Enter values for gender, height and weight.

2. The result is interpreted within three categories: Normal weight, Overweight abd Obesity.

3. The number under "Limits for this age" reprecents the age specifik upper limit for Normal weight and Overweighth.

**Background:**The European norms are based on calculating the percentiles at each age, that would correspond to BMI 25 and BMI 30 at age 18. A reference material from several countries is used - also from non-European countries.

**Important: **The BMI guidelines based on this source are not used to define "underweight" as BMI is a very poor predictor for this in children. Therefore, the term "Normal weight" should be interpreted as "Not overweight".

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152 cm

46.8 kg

76 cm waist

Am I healthy or Im overweight?

75kg

165 pounds

168cm

5 foot 6

Bust: 38"

Waist: 22"

Hips: 38"

According to my BMI I'm overweight? Someone please help.

85 lbs,

165 cm

38 kg..

i turn 19 in 24th march,

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bcause i feel like i am to get it..

you are perfect xx

u r a normal weight

Quoting Kate:

I'm sorry but I'm a BMI of 15.3 and nobody is rushing me off to hospital any time soon.

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