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.

 

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#673 Yasmin 2018-07-16 11:08
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#672 Evan 2018-07-16 08:45
14yrs old 5”0 and 70 pounds how do I gain weight? Everyday I feel like I’m going to starve to death even though I eat 3 meals a day.
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#671 jayc 2018-07-14 23:24
am i fat? i'm 5 '5 and 129 lbs.. (be honest bitches) also i'm 12.
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#670 Gg 2018-07-14 14:56
Quoting Elliot:
Hello, I’m 15 years old, and my height is 5’10. I weigh 113.5 pounds, and I’m a male. Is this a healthy weight, or should I consider losing more?

B*itch tha f*ck, ur underweight. Don’t loose more weight ur fine
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#669 Elliot 2018-07-13 21:56
Hello, I’m 15 years old, and my height is 5’10. I weigh 113.5 pounds, and I’m a male. Is this a healthy weight, or should I consider losing more?
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#668 Marianna 2018-07-13 19:13
Quoting Lailah:
I'm 13 and 5'1 I weigh 145 pounds. I hate myself. Everyone in my grade is so small and like 120 pounds. Am I honestly obese.

You are in the range for your height. Don't bash yourself. Everyone has there own, body shape, metabolism, and genes. You are perfect the way you are!
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#667 Marianna 2018-07-13 19:09
Quoting Vale:
Hello all! I’m a 10 year old girl and I weigh 88 lbs. I’m currently about 5’3. Am I overweight?

Your under weight, you should at least 90-100. But you are growing still. Wait till you are 13. You shouldn't be worrying about that yet. You are still a kid. Wait till you are in your teens 13-19
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#666 Marianna 2018-07-13 19:04
Quoting Rashaad:
Quoting Ava:
Hello my name is Ava and I'm 13 and will be 14 in September. I am around 5 foot 3 1/2 inches and weigh around 160 pounds. I do dance and have a lot of leg muscles, a lot of muscles because of point / ballet, and I'm proportioned ok I guess so I don't look super chubby. Am I over weight or obese, because I want to loose weight but i don't know if a lot of the weight is because of muscles.
YEAH YOU FAT NO AMOUNT OF LEG MUSCLES COULD AMOUNT TO THAT MUCH WIEGHT YOU ARE VERY OBESE AND TO BE HEALTHY YOU NEED TO LOOSE SOME WIEGHT IM 5’7 AND ONLY 116 AND IM IN THE NORMAL RANGE SRRY FOR CAPS ION REALLY FEEL LIKE TURNING IT OFF BUT YEAH YOU FAT NO OFFENSE

You are not fat, it depends on everyone's genes, and body shape. If you have are in ballet and dance it helps with your cardiovascular endurance. Keep on working hard! Stay dancing. If you keep on working hard it will help you with your heart.
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#665 Marianna 2018-07-13 18:53
This has always been a thought for me and I am very insecure, I feel overweight. But I don't if I am. I am 13 years old. Height:5'6 1/2. Weight: 129.8. BMI:18 to 21. Waist:31in. Hips:40in. Calves: 14 in. I wanted to give you as much information as I could. I run for 20-50 minutes a day. And do as much as I can. Sit-ups, curl ups, squats, push-ups. I just want to know this question of mine that is constantly In my mind.
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#664 Jasmin 2018-07-12 17:07
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#663 Charlotte 2018-07-11 07:20
I am 11 years old 5’3” 84oz my waist is 18” I excercise for 2 hours a day 6 days a week an I fine?
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#662 Makayla 2018-07-11 03:21
Hey my name is Makayla, I am very insecure about my body. I am 14, 5'3", and I weigh 107 pounds. I feel like I need to lose some weight. I don't look as good as my friends. Please tell me what I should do.
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#661 Jimmy 2018-07-11 01:54
Hello im a 13 year old 5 foot boy and weigh about 160 i need to lose weight for my own health and to be slimmer. I ask my parents to buy healthy foods, and they do, but i dont lose any weight. I do 30 situps daily to see if that helps but it barely does, also about 3 to 4 days a week i go out side for at least 1 hour doing things that could make me sweat but also not really working. I dont really binge eat but sometimes i should eat less. Idk im getting pretty worried.
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#660 Lailah 2018-07-09 23:07
I'm 13 and 5'1 I weigh 145 pounds. I hate myself. Everyone in my grade is so small and like 120 pounds. Am I honestly obese.
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