Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool for indicating weight status in adults based on weight for height. You can calculate your body mass index and then follow the chart below, which shows body mass index ranges for adults over 20 years old:

 Body Mass Index 

 Weight Status

 Below 18.5


 18.5 – 24.9


 25.0 – 29.9


30.0 -34.9



Severely Obese

 40.0 and above

Morbidly Obese

Last Update

May 18, 2010
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