BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator - Dr. Mario del Pino

BMI, a tool to measure obesity
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement used to assess health risks of obesity. It is calculated by dividing body weight (lbs.) by height in inches squared (in2) and multiplying that amount by 703. The metric calculation for BMI is kg/m2.

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BMI Classifications

CLASSIFICATION BMI HEALTH RISK *
Underweight < 19 Low
Ideal BMI 19-24.9 Minimal/Low
Overweight 25-29.9 Increased
Obese > = 30 High
Severly Obese > = 35 Very High
Morbidly Obese > = 40 Extremely High
Super Obese > = 45 Extremely High

 

* Health risk mentioned here includes disease risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. The BMI classification and health risk information above are based on Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults published by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, in 1998.