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Body Mass Index

Body mass index (BMI) is used to screen individuals and applies to both men and women. This index assesses weight relative to height in order to evaluate the relative risk for obesity related conditions. This index may not be appropriate for some groups such as children and elderly.

BMI KeyDisease risk relative to normal weight and circumference

Men ≤ 102 cm
Women ≤ 88 cm

Men ≤ 102 cm
Women ≤ 88 cm

< 18.5

underweight

 

 

18.5 to 24.9

healthy

 

 

25 to 29.9

overweight

Increased

High

Obesity Class

30 to 34.9

grade 1 obesity

High

Very high

35 to 39.9

grade 2 obesity

Very high

Very high

≥40

grade 3 (morbid obesity)

Extremely high

Extremely high

BMI Calculator
Weight Pounds
Height Feet Inches
BMI kg/m2