Enter information in height and body weight column; select appropriate
gender and measurement units. Click "Calculate".
Body mass index (BMI)
can be used to screen patients because the
test is simple, correlates to fatness, and applies to both men and women.
The BMI may not apply to some individuals with more than normal muscle
mass and acceptable levels of body fat. In some ethnic groups, such as
Pacific Islanders, BMI overestimates fatness and risk. For children and
the elderly, BMI may be misleading since the muscle and bone to height
relationship is changing.
|18.5 to 24.9
|25 to 29.9
| 30 to 34.9
||grade 1 obesity|
|35 to 39.9
||grade 2 obesity|
||grade 3 (morbid