Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters.

A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual.

BMI interpreted for adults

BMI
Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9

Normal or Healthy Weight

25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese
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