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Body Mass Index

BMI

Weight Status

Understanding your result

Below 18.5

Underweight

Your weight is in the underweight category for adults of your height. Talk with your healthcare provider to determine possible causes of underweight and if you need to gain weight.

18.5 – 24.9

Normal

Your weight is within the normal range for adults of your height. Maintaining a healthy weight is important because it may reduce the risk of chronic diseases associated with overweight and obesity.

25.0 – 29.9

Overweight

Your weight is in the overweight category for adults of your height. People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Anyone who is overweight should try to avoid gaining additional weight. Additionally, if you are overweight with other risk factors (such as high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high blood pressure), you should try to lose weight. Even a small weight loss (just 10% of your current weight) may help lower the risk of disease. Talk with your healthcare provider to determine appropriate ways to lose weight.

30.0 and Above

Obese

Your weight is in the obese category for adults of your height. People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

At a minimum, anyone who is obese should try to avoid gaining additional weight. In addition, anyone who is obese should try to lose weight. Even a small weight loss (just 10% of your current weight) may help lower the risk of disease. Talk with your healthcare provider to determine appropriate ways to lose weight.

Quick BMI Calculator

Put in your weight and height and our calculator will provide your Body Mass Index (BMI) and its corresponding weight status category.

This calculator is for adults, 20 years old and older. For children and teens, 2 through 19 years old, you will need to use a BMI Calculator for Children and Teens.

What is BMI?

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. BMI is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. Talk to your healthcare provider about what your BMI means and if you are at a healthy weight.

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