Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adults. Body fat percentage evidence suggests that men should have a BMI that is approximately 2.3 kg/m² higher than women.
- Enter your weight and height using Metric measures.
- Click on "Compute BMI" and your BMI will appear in the heart.
BMI Categories for women:
- • Underweight = <18.5
- • Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
- • Overweight = 25-29.9
- • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Keep in mind that BMI is a screening tool; it is not used to diagnose any medical conditions, but instead, is used as one measure to assess a woman's weight and her risk for developing certain medical conditions.
To determine if excess weight is a health risk, a healthcare provider will perform further assessments. According to recent guidelines, assessment of weight involves using three key measures:
- 1. BMI
- 2. Waist Circumference
- 3. Risk factor for diseases and conditions associated with obesity