body mass index


Body mass index, or BMI, is a ratio of height and weight. It is not very specific, but is used to determine how healthy a certain weight is for someone of a certain height. Two people could have the same height and weight but different amounts of muscle and fat, so one could technically be more healthy than the other, so that's why it's not considered very specific.

BMI Categories:

Underweight below 18.5
Normal 18.5 - 24.9
Overweight 25.0 - 29.9
Obese above 30.0

Weight: lbs.
Height: Ft. In.

Body Mass Index
According to the Panel on Energy, Obesity, and Body Weight Standards published by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, your category is:

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