YOUR BMI IS
Your BMI is..
BMI or Body Mass Index is an index which indicate human health based on height and weight of the body. The value calculated from body mass or weight and height of a person. The body mass devided by square of body height is indicatd Body Mass Index or BMI. The unit of BMI is Kg/m2, where kg for body mass in kilogram and height in mitre(m).
BMI indicator used to determine the underweight, normal weight, Overweight or obese of a person.
This indicator widely use to measure body health but it also has limitations. It is an esimation is not considered body composition. Difference in body type and distribution of bone, muscle and fat can not define BMI is only method to determine the health status. Other health indicators also used along with th BMI.
Adult women with more then 20 years of age considered normal if BMI falls between 18.5 - 24.9 kg/m2 for all body types and ages.In general with same BMI of man and women , women tends to have more fat then men.So level of body fitness may differ for same BMI for man and women.
Simalarly, older people tends to have more fat than younger and athletis have less fat than non-athletis.
The methods and mesurement procedure is different for children for the age 2-20 years of age. Children health status defined with percentile, calculated with age,gender,height and weight based on CDC guides line.
BMI CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) Chart for boys and girls according to BMI-age percentile growth given below. To download the BMI CDC chart click the link below.
A simple general method or formula use to determine the BMI of a person is to devide body mass by square of height. To calculate BMI in SI units the body mass considered in Kilogram and height in mitre and in USC system body mass is considered in pounds and height in inches. Besides Ponderal Index (PI) methods used similar to BMI.
SI or METRIC UNITS
BMI= Body mass(kg) / height(m)2
BMI= 703 x Body mass(lbs) / height(in)2
WHO's catagories for adults Men and women: The World Health Organisation recommanded following catagories for BMI. The healty BMI range considered 18.5 - 24.9 kg/m2
|BMI||Status / Category|
|16 - 17||Moderate Thinness|
|17 - 18.5||Mild Thinness|
|18.5 - 25||Normal|
|25 - 30||Overweight|
|30 - 35||Obese Class I|
|35 - 40||Obese Class II|
|>40||Obese Class III|
BMI category for children and teens on age 2 to 20 years: According to CDC or Centers for Disease Control an Prevention category considered percentile calculated base on BMI and Age and sex. Table shows below the category based on percentile.The CDC chart are different for boys and girls.
|Percentile (%ile)||Status / Category|
|5% - 85%||Healthy Weight|
|85% - 95%||Overweight|
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