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Body Mass Index(BMI) »


The body mass index (BMI) is a statistical measurement which compares a person's weight and height. Due to its ease of measurement and calculation, it is the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problems within a population.



Male Female


Adults Women Men
anorexia < 17.5
underweight <19.1 <20.7
in normal range 19.1-25.8 20.7-26.4
marginally overweight 25.8-27.3 26.4-27.8
overweight 27.3-32.3 27.8-31.1
very overweight or obese >32.3 >31.1
severely obese 35 - 40
morbidly obese 40 - 50
super obese 50 - 60
ref: halls.md body mass index calculator
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