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BMI - Body Mass Index: BMI for Adults

If you are unable to use the BMI calculator, or if you are interested in how BMI is calculated, this page has the
mathematical formulas. You can calculate BMI using either feet, inches, and pounds, or meters, centimeters, and kilograms.

Body Mass Index can be calculated using pounds and inches with this equation

BMI = (             Weight in Pounds             
(Height in inches) x (Height in inches)
) x 703

For example, a person who weighs 220 pounds and is 6 feet 3 inches tall has a BMI of 27.5.

(             220 lbs.            
(75 inches) x (75 inches)
) x 703 = 27.5

BMI - Body Mass Index: BMI for Adults: What Does This All Mean?

So you have calculated your BMI and found which weight category your BMI matches. What does this all mean?

BMI is not the only indicator of health risk.
BMI is just one of many factors related to developing a chronic disease (such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes).
Other factors that may be important to look at when assessing your risk for chronic disease include:

  • Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Waist Circumference
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar Level
  • Cholesterol Level
  • Family History of disease
BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese

All persons who are obese or overweight should try not to gain additional weight. In addition, those who are obese or who
are overweight with other risk factors should consider losing weight. A complete health assessment by a physician is the
best way to decide the right steps for you.

Whatever your BMI, talk to your doctor to see if you are at an increased risk for disease and if you should lose weight.
Even a small weight loss (just 10% of your current weight) may help to lower the risk of disease.

Physical activity and good nutrition are key factors in leading a healthy lifestyle and reducing risk for disease.