So, you have calculated your Body Mass Index and you’ve been told you are fat or obese.
How did the calculator came to that conclusion?
|30.0–34.9||class I obesity|
|35.0–39.9||class II obesity|
|≥ 40.0||class III obesity|
BMI is a globally accepted and proven calculation for measuring a person’s weight level.
There are many body mass index calculators, and they all work the same way – a simple calculation:
Formula: weight (kg) / [height (m)]2
With the metric system, the formula for BMI is weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Since height is commonly measured in centimeters, divide height in centimeters by 100 to obtain height in meters.
Example: Weight = 68 kg, Height = 165 cm (1.65 m)
Calculation: 68 ÷ (1.65)2 = 24.98
Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.
Example: Weight = 150 lbs, Height = 5’5″ (65″)
Calculation: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96