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.
|CLASSIFICATION||BMI||HEALTH RISK *|
|Obese||> = 30||High|
|Severly Obese||> = 35||Very High|
|Morbidly Obese||> = 40||Extremely High|
|Super Obese||> = 45||Extremely High|