# Ponderal index

The ponderal index is somewhat comparable to Body mass index, but gives a more fair comparison between individuals of different stature.

**Instructions:**

1. Measure weight and height and enter values.

Pondoral Index:

22.5

Normal weight

Height

ft' in''

170

Weight

lbs

143

**Background**

Ponderal index is calculated as weight divided by height raised to the power of 3.

Ponderal index = kg / (m x m x m)

**References**

Der Index der Körperfülle als Maß des Ernährungszustandes

F. Rohrer

Münchner Med. Wschr. 68(1921), 580-582

## Comments

Technically, the units used for weight should be Newtons (N). The quantity should be mass instead of weight if we want to use kilograms.

Thank you for providing the Ponderal index calculator, just a quick comment to say that the units in the weight should be kg (kg with a small case "k" and not Kg).

The Index is for international units. For imperial units and other local units like stones and handwidth you need to translate them.

I'm student in ms.midwifery

I need ponderal index with thesis

do yau have formula or chart ponderal index with infant?

thank's alot

I want to know why there are no article references on the topic, ponderal index?

vh Soren (DK)