Body Mass Index Calculator
Weight, weight loss, and weight management programs are on many people’s minds as
we face an obesity epidemic. This body mass index calculator is a useful and interesting
tool for evaluating your weight.
Body Mass Index Levels
(for 21 years of age and higher)
About the Body Mass Index
18.5 to 24.9
25 to 29.9
30 and above
The body mass index is a simple calculation that was developed over 100 years ago
to evaluate a person's weight. Although it is a useful and interesting tool,
it has two shortcomings:
1. It should be used to evaluate adults only and should not be used for people who
are still growing.
2. It can give misleading results for people who are not of "average"
musculature and build (for example, athletes and people with "stocky"
or slender frames).
BMI is calculated by dividing weight (in kilograms) by height (in meters) squared.
BMI = W / H^2