Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is a person's weight in kilograms (or pounds) divided by the height in meters (or feet). BMI is an inexpensive and easy screening method for weight category- underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity. To determine if BMI of an individual is a health risk, a healthcare provider performs further assessments: skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, and family history.

Check your BMI using the BMI Calculator

For more information on BMI visit the following links:
Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk