Body Mass Index: BMI Calculator

One common method of assessing body weight is body mass index or BMI. Although BMI is a rough index, it is considered better than height-weight tables. BMI has been correlated with risk for various disease such as cardiovascular complications (hypertension and stroke), certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, gall stones, osteoarthritis, and renal disease.

English Calculation

Height:  feet
and  inch(es)
Weight:  pounds
(Note: 8 ounces = 0.5 pounds)

Your BMI:

or

Metric Calculation

Height:  Meters
(Note: 1 Meter = 100cm)
Weight:  Kilograms

Your BMI:

 

CAUTION: BMI in children, elderly, and athletes is difficult to interpret because the muscle and bone weights are changing in relationship to height. For this reason, athletes and active individuals can mistakenly be classified as overweight by BMI.

To assess your BMI use the following:

BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese