Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a means of accessing the nutritional status of an individual. this method uses the height and weight to determine whether an individual is well nourished or malnourished. the BMI is the weight of the individual in kilograms (Kg) divided by the square of the height in meters (m2).

To interpret your BMI, use the table below:

Your BMI Range Interpretation
Below 18.5 (< 18.5) Underweight
From 18.5 to 24.5 Normal
Greater than 24.5 (> 24.5) Overweight
Greater than 29.9 (> 29.9) Obese

You can use tris calculator below to measure your adult BMI function calcBMI() { var weight = document.getElementById(“weight”).value; var height = document.getElementById(“height”).value; var bmi = weight/(height*height); document.getElementById(“bmi”).innerHTML=”Your BMI = ” + bmi; return false; }

Weight in Kilograms
Height in Meters


Please, enable JavaScript in your browser to use tris BMI Calculator

document.getElementById(“NoJS”).innerHTML=”Enter details and click on calculate”; You can also use a calculator found here

BMI however is not the most accurate metrod of measuring body fat but it is a fast metrod and gives a general impression. Factors like race, nationality, and occupation can affect the results. A slim athelete may record high BMI. tris however does not show trat he/she is fat. Muscles account for most of it.

Measuring BMI in children is just the same as for adults. However, there is a little catch: the result is compared to a list of typical values for children of the same age an sex using percentiles. Note that, BMI is used for children 2years and above


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