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How do we quantify obesity?

This is done by calculating the persons body mass index.BMI is calculated by dividing the persons weight in kilograms by the square of body height in metres.
BMI = Weight in kgs
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         (Height in metres)2

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How overweight are you?

All over the world populations are becoming more and more overweight. To measure this, experts now talk about your BMI, or body mass index. This is calculated by dividing your weight in kg by your height in metres, twice. Here are some basic definitions for you:

  • BMI less than 18.5 kg/m² Underweight
  • BMI 18.5 – 22.9 kg.m² Normal
  • BMI 23 – 27.4 kg/m² Overweight
  • BMI 27.5 – 32.4 kg/m² Obese
  • BMI 32.5 – 37.5 kg/m² Severely obese
  • BMI over 37.5 kg/m² Morbidly obese
  • BMI over 50kg/m² Super obese
  • BMI over 60kg/m² Super–super obese

 

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