Valid for women and men

What is a healthy weight

Health dangers due to obesity

These dangers are identified with overweight and obese adults

Adults that have a BMI of greater than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (obese) have an intensified risk for many diseases and health conditions, including,:

BMI Origins

Body Mass Index Prime is method of using the results of the BMI calculations to quickly and easily rank a person into a category. Eg:

  • BMI Prime less than 0.74 = Underweight.
  • BMI Prime greater than 0.74 and less than 1.00 = Optimal weight.
  • BMI Prime greater than 1 = Overweight

This app will calculate your body mass index and tell you if you are underweight, overweight or if your weight is optimal. Just enter your vital statistics and click the button. Your result will be shown on a graph for you.

How it's calculated

You can use the following formula to calculate your BMI :

    BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
    BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)