What Is BMI?
The Body Mass Index(BMI) formula was developed by Belgium statistician Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), and was known as the Quetelet Index. BMI is also referred to as ‘body mass indicator’. BMI is an internationally used measure of obesity.
How do you to calculate BMI? – for users who wish to manually calculate BMI, we have provided a BMI formula for both imperial & metric measurements.
.Body mass index calculation is very straightforward. Calculating body mass index requires only two measurements: height & weight.
Imperial BMI Formula
The imperial bmi formula accepts weight measurements in pounds & height measurements in either inches or feet.
1 foot = 12 inches
inches² = inches * inches
|Table: Imperial BMI Formula|
( lbs/inches² )
|(weight in pounds * 703 )/ height in inches²|
Metric Imperial BMI Formula
The metric bmi formula accepts weight measurements in kilograms & height measurements in either cm’s or meters.
1 meter = 100cms
meters² = meters * meters
|Table: Metric BMI Formula|
( kg/m² )
|weight in kilograms/ height in meters²|
Calculate BMI & Find Weight Status
|Table: BMI Weight Status Categories|
|25 – 29.9||Overweight|
|30 & Above||Obese|
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