BMI Calculator

Body mass index, height: 174 Centimeters (Centimetres cm) with weight: 101.5 Kilograms (Kilos kg)

Health risks from being overweight

These problems are identified with overweight and obese adults

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

Details

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 < 0.74 = Underweight.
  • BMI Prime > 0.74 and < 1.00 = Optimal weight
  • BMI Prime > 1 = Overweight

The body mass index, sometimes known as the Quetelet index, is a measure used to estimate a person's body shape based upon a person' weight and height. It originated in Belguim around the 1840's by Adolphe Quetelet. It is a simple calculation based on the individual's body weight divided by the square of their height.

The maths

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)