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Calculator: Body mass index (BMI) for adults (Patient education)


Calculator: Body mass index (BMI) for adults (Patient education)

 
BMI is used to categorize people as underweight, normal weight, or overweight. It measures your weight in relation to your height.
 
Input
 
Height   feet
    inches
Weight   pounds

 
Results
 
Important: Inputs must be complete to perform calculation.

 
 
BMI  
 

 

 

BMI interpretation

 
The chart below shows which category your BMI falls into. If you are overweight or have obesity, your health care provider can talk to you about ways to lose weight and improve your health.
 
BMI less than 18.5: Underweight
BMI between 18.5 and 24.9: Healthy weight
BMI between 25 and 29.9: Overweight
BMI of 30 or higher: Obese

 
 

 

 
Equations used
 
Below is the math that this calculator used to get the result.
 
BMI = (Weight[pounds]/2.205) / (Height[inches]/39.37)2

 

 
Only digits 0 to 9 and a single decimal point (".") are acceptable as numeric inputs. Attempted input of other characters into a numeric field may lead to an incorrect result.

Information on this page may not appear correctly if printed.

Legal Notices and Disclaimer

All information contained in and produced by the EBMcalc system is provided for educational purposes only. This information should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or disease. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE CLINICAL JUDGMENT OR GUIDE INDIVIDUAL PATIENT CARE IN ANY MANNER. Click here for full notice and disclaimer.

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