Body Mass Index Children Europe

BMI children EuropeThis 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.

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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".

References
Cole TJ, Bellizi MC, Flegal KM et al. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey. BMJ 2000; 320:240-3.

 

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#25 Alex 2016-09-19 16:02
Im 12 years old, soon 13
152 cm
46.8 kg
76 cm waist
Am I healthy or Im overweight?
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#24 Petra 2015-12-28 10:50
Hi! I have been suffering from AN this past year but I am recovering since july. This week I turn 14 and I have 175cm. I was always "underweight' even at my pre ed weight bc that is how I am. I remember doing a bmi test with dad for fun when I was 11-12 and I had a bmi 16.3. My highest weight was 49.7 kg. Now I eat 3000 calories and I gain very slow. A month ago I had 46kg but now I have 46.8-46.9. Is that normal to eat such a big aount of food? I used to eat about like this, I do not remember well... Any recommandations ?
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#23 T 2015-02-23 11:47
I'm almost 14
75kg
165 pounds
168cm
5 foot 6
Bust: 38"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 38"
According to my BMI I'm overweight? Someone please help.
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#22 rabia 2015-02-05 10:43
5 feet 1 inches,
85 lbs,
165 cm
38 kg..
i turn 19 in 24th march,

does someone knows the signs of anorexic
bcause i feel like i am to get it..
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#21 Anne 2014-12-31 19:41
I'm 14 years old, and nobody has told me that I was too skinny. I weigh 41.7kg and my height is 5 foot 1. Is this not normal?
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#20 paige2 2014-07-31 00:36
Quoting Chimmy:
I'm 11 years old
My height is 5'5 or 165m
My weight 53kg
My hips 33 inches
My waist 27
My bust 36
The back of my leg (chubby bit ) 14 inches
My arms 10
My thighs 18
My BMI 19.3
Please please please tell me if I'm fat xx

you are perfect xx
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#19 paige 2014-07-31 00:32
Quoting shannon dunne:
Am I fat I'm 10 and I'm 5ft 2 inches and I'm 34kgs
Plz answer
Thanks.

u r a normal weight
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#18 Noel 2014-07-16 21:23
i'm 118lbs,5,5 or 5,8 inbetween there. is my weight normal i hate how skinny i am,i'm a guy,i always eat when i'm hungry i never strave myself how do i gain weight i tried everything????
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#17 Mina 2014-07-04 10:02
Quoting Kate:
You two are making me terrified. Your BMIs are both under 15 which is classed as 'emaciated'. Under BMI 17.5 is the marker for anorexia. Under BMI 15.5 is when people are forced to go to hospital.

You both are very far from normal. This calculator is messed up; below 18.5 is underweight. Below 17.5 is thought of as 'anorexia'. Below 15 is severe emaciation (risk of heart failure and death).

Quoting Kate:
You two are making me terrified. Your BMIs are both under 15 which is classed as 'emaciated'. Under BMI 17.5 is the marker for anorexia. Under BMI 15.5 is when people are forced to go to hospital.

You both are very far from normal. This calculator is messed up; below 18.5 is underweight. Below 17.5 is thought of as 'anorexia'. Below 15 is severe emaciation (risk of heart failure and death).


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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