Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement which compares weight and height and gives an indication of obesity.
- Underweight: BMI below 18.5
- Normal weight: 18.5 to 24.9
- Overweight: 25.0 to 29.9
- Obese: 30.0 and above
What Is Your Body Mass Index?
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. Generally speaking, weight loss surgery is indicated for individuals who are at least 100 pounds or more overweight or who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater. You may still be a candidate for surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39 and suffer from serious co-morbid health conditions which would improve with weight loss. To determine your BMI, use the calculator below.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Your BMI Score is:
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