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".

#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?
#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 ?
#23 T 2015-02-23 11:47
I'm almost 14
75kg
165 pounds
168cm
5 foot 6
Bust: 38"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 38"
#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..
#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?
#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