Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is an individual's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his/her height in meters. A high BMI may indicate high body fatness. BMI screens for weight categories that may lead to health problems, but it does not diagnose the body fatness or health of an individual.
Note: This BMI calculator is used to serve as an informational tool only, and its results are based on averages. It should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should consult qualified institutions or doctors if you are looking for a professional check-up on your health condition.
Your Body Mass Index
The BMI is frequently used to assess that if an individual's body weight departs from what is desirable for a person's height. The BMI can also suggest the risk for chronic disease although factors such as muscularity may affect BMI significantly.
This calculator provides body mass index (BMI) and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile based on CDC growth charts for children and teens ages 2 through 19 years. Because of possible rounding errors in age, weight, and height, the results from this calculator may differ slightly from BMI-for-age percentiles calculated by other programs.
BMI less than 18.5 is considered underweight which may indicate malnutrition, an eating disorder, or other health issues.
BMI in the range of 18.5 - 24.99 is considered normal. Keep your active lifestyle on and maintain this healthy weight.
A BMI in this range is considered overweight, which means your risk for health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, increases.
A BMI in this range is considered obese, which puts you at the highest risk for diseases and health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and some cancers. Obesity also increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.