Body Mass Index Children US

BMI children USThis module calculates Body Mass Index for children from age 2 to age 18 and classifies the result according to the guidelines given by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. It also has an optional evaluation of height in relation to age.

Instructions:
1. Enter values for gender, height and weight.
2. The result is interpreted within four categories: Underweight (<5th percentile), Healthy weight (5th-85th percentile), Overweight (85th-95th percentile) and Obese (>95th percentile).
3. Please note, that BMI is only a very rough predictor for overweight in individuals.

BMI
Percentile
17.8
OK
40
Height
lbs
80
Weight
ft' in''
4'11"
Age
Yrs
12

 


Background

For adults, the body mass index limits for overweight and obesity are straight forward (overweight = BMI > 25 and obesity = BMI > 30). For children this is much more complicated as the limits vary a lot depending on age. This calculator uses the US guidelines that are based on fixed percentiles from a large reference population. 

A BMI of 20 indicates obesity in a 6 year old girl, whereas it would represent healthy weight for a 13 year old girl. However, as growth of children varies, the final evaluation should always be based on a several factors including physical growth, muscularity and subcutaneous fat deposits.

The calculator also includes the possibility to evaluate height in relation to age. If the child/youth scores in the high percentile range on height (above average) this could indicate that physical development is ahead of chronological age. As higher BMI is expected with increasing age (above age 6), this information can assist in a qualified evaluation of BMI.

References

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). BMI - Body Mass Index: BMI for Children and Teens.

Mei Z, Grummer-Strawn LM, Pietrobelli A, Goulding A, Goran MI, Dietz WH. Validity of body mass index compared with other body-composition screening indexes for the assessment of body fatness in children and adolescents. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002;7597–985.

Hammer LD, Kraemer HC, Wilson DM, Ritter PL, Dornbusch SM. Standardized percentile curves of body-mass index for children and adolescents. American Journal of Disease of Child. 1991; 145:259–263.

Pietrobelli A, Faith MS, Allison DB, Gallagher D, Chiumello G, Heymsfield, SB. Body mass index as a measure of adiposity among children and adolescents: A validation study. Journal of Pediatrics. 1998; 132:204–210.

 

Comments  
#842 Emilie Aylward 2019-01-20 01:00
Hi I am a 13 year old girl who is very self conscious about her body. I am 5’3 and I weigh 140 pounds. I dance ballet almost everyday day of the week but my weight just goes up. Is this healthy?
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#841 Keeley 2019-01-18 16:11
Hi I’m Keeley, I am 13 I’m 5”9 and I weigh 115. I seem like I weigh a lot but it’s mainly my height. I don’t look heavy and I am pretty skinny. If you don’t love your body, change it no matter what because all that matters is that you are comfortable living in your skin.
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#840 lolere 2019-01-18 15:38
I'm 10 yr old girl and I weigh 83 lbs. How do I lose wieght?
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#839 lolere 2019-01-18 15:32
Quoting fds:
Lol are you 4'9? Midget bitch go kys faglord

Why are u saying that! Are YOU 4getting that ur prbly doing this cause you are 4'9?
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#838 Annie 2019-01-17 13:55
Hi I'm 11 Years Old I'm 4'11 And I Weigh 60 Pounds Am I Healthy?
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#837 m 2019-01-17 11:18
hi I am 13 year old and 5ft4in and I weigh 194lbs I feel fat and ugly but I cant diet because my parents work late so we eat out a lot and when I try to exercise I cant because I have 4 little brothers and a job and I can never lose weight because I always gain it back and eating out sometimes make me want to puke because of how often we do it and I've been to plenty dr for my weight and my mom made me go to a mean one but no matter how hard I try I nver get any where
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#835 Kaylin 2019-01-17 02:48
Hi im Kaylin(F) I am 12 years old, 5”0 and i weigh 109 lbs. A am right at the edge of overweight. Should i be worrying anout my wright or am i fine?
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#834 veronica 2019-01-16 22:42
I'm 13 and have a height of 5'4. I weigh about 118 pounds. I feel overweight as all the other girls are about 90-100 pounds. Am I really overweight? What should I do?
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#833 alex 2019-01-16 02:18
hi I'm Alex and I am 12, 4'7 and I weigh 68 pounds. is it unhealthy?????? ????
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#832 sophie piccerillo 2019-01-15 17:18
Quoting jenna prinkey:
Hi im jenna i weigh 244 pounds and im 12
i have tried to go on diets i go to the gym everyday but i just cant loose weight

Hi Jenna, try going on the keto diet, it's a diet that instead of your body burning sugars and carbs it starts to burn fat by you eating foods with high fats and low sugars and carbs
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#831 Brandon 2019-01-15 12:18
Im 140 pounds, im 13. is that fine? im 5'6
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#830 Brianna 2019-01-15 05:21
Hi, I’m Brianna and I’m 12. I weight 81lbs and am 5’0 tall. I am obsessed with my weight and am trying to loose a few pounds.
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#829 Sharisia 2019-01-14 14:25
Quoting J:
Quoting Jenna prinkey:
Hi I'm jenna I'm 12 years old and Im 5'6 and I weigh 233 pounds am I healthy or should I loss weight

Jenna, please get a treadmill or elliptical. My dad weighs that much. I’m very sorry if you take that as an insult. Or eat peppers and spinach.


How can you tell a 12 year old to get a treadmill?!?Like she can just put it on her amex -_-.
Jenna hunny have you tried sports? Does you're local rec center have a pool? Try swimming or pick up an active hobby. Do that along with upping your veggies And no soda, while limiting sweets and srisia seems like a good place to start. Stay strong angel!Quoting J:
Quoting Jenna prinkey:
Hi I'm jenna I'm 12 years old and Im 5'6 and I weigh 233 pounds am I healthy or should I loss weight

Jenna, please get a treadmill or elliptical. My dad weighs that much. I’m very sorry if you take that as an insult. Or eat peppers and spinach.
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#828 Raymond 2019-01-13 21:02
Quoting MW:
Quoting Avery:
Im 13, 5”5,and 108 am I too big. I feel like I am

With other calculators, you are actually underweight! I think you are fine just the way you are, don't worry about it!

Quoting MW:
Quoting Avery:
Im 13, 5”5,and 108 am I too big. I feel like I am

With other calculators, you are actually underweight! I think you are fine just the way you are, don't worry about it!

Quoting MW:
Quoting Avery:
Im 13, 5”5,and 108 am I too big. I feel like I am

With other calculators, you are actually underweight! I think you are fine just the way you are, don't worry about it!

Quoting MW:
Quoting Avery:
Im 13, 5”5,and 108 am I too big. I feel like I am

With other calculators, you are actually underweight! I think you are fine just the way you are, don't worry about it!
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#827 Kira 2019-01-13 16:27
I’m 14 and 5’ 5”. I weigh 98 pounds. I lost 25 pounds over the summer but I still feel I’m overweight. Am I?
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#826 Bree 2019-01-12 06:43
Hello my name is Bree and I'm 12 years old and 5'3 I weigh 105 and I feel like I'm over weight even though people say I'm average weight I still feel overweight because all the other girls weigh like 80 or 90 something pouds so please help me?
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