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The Body Mass Index relates height to weight and helps to determine ideal body proportions.
Female | Male | |
Underweight | < 19 | <20 |
Acceptable | 19 - 25 | 20 - 25 |
Overweight | 25 - 30 | 25 - 30 |
Obese | 30 - 40 | 30 - 40 |
Morbidly Obese | > 40 | > 40 |
The formula is:
BMI = W / H^{2}
where W is the weight in kilograms and H is the height in meters.
For more information on how the BMI should be interpreted, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Created: January
10, 2000
Revised: October
3, 2000