Body Mass Index or BMI

What is Body Mass Index – BMI ?

BMI stands for Body Mass Index – BMI. As the term indicates, the weight of the individual forms part of the calculation. The other parameter is the height of the person. The international standard of measurement is followed for both the parameters. They are Kg for expressing the weight (mass) and meters for calculating the height respectively.

Calculation of Body Mass Index – BMI

Simply divide the mass by the square of height

BMI = kg/m2

The value so obtained is compared to the range in the chart. BMI attempts to classify people into different categories based on the value. Here is the chart

Category BMI Range (kg/m2)
Very severely underweight less than 15
Severely underweight from 15.0 to 16.0
Underweight from 16.0 to 18.5
Normal (healthy weight) from 18.5 to 25
Overweight from 25 to 30
Obese Class I (Moderately obese) from 30 to 35
Obese Class II (Severely obese) from 35 to 40
Obese Class III (Very severely obese) over 40

You may observe that an individual having a BMI of over 40 is termed as “Very severely obese”. Very severe obesity is also termed morbid obesity.

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