ADULT BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) CALCULATOR
use TAB-key to enter feet, inches and pounds [meter & kilogram are computed values]
Your BMI is
Optimal weight ranges between
143 pounds and 178 pounds
A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight
A BMI less than 20 may be reported as lean
A BMI range between 20 and 25 is considered 'normal'
A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight
A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese (class I)
A BMI of 35 or more is considered morbidly obese (class II)
A BMI of 40 or more is considered extremely obese (class III)
from: National Institutes of Health: Clinical Guidelines on the
Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight
and Obesity in Adults. Bethesda (MD), June 1998.
ABOUT THE BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) CALCULATOR
The 'Body Mass Index' (BMI) is based on the scientific principle that the body surface area can
be approximated by squaring the height (in meters).