MEASURING OBESITY

Body mass index (BMI) is the most commonly used index for assessing obesity. BMI is defined as the body mass or weight (in kg) divided by the square of the body height (in metres). The World Health Organization (2000) consultation on obesity has proposed the following classification of weight by BMI in adult Asians based on risk factors and morbidities:

Calculating Body Frame Size

To understand your BMI, let us first help you understand your body frame.

Your body frame size is classified by measuring your wrist & height. Measure your wrist and refer to the table below to know your body frame.

source of information: medlineplus.gov

Ideal Weight Range

The table below is provided to help you ascertain the ideal weight range you should be in according to your height, gender and body frame size.

If you fall under the mentioned weight range, rest assured your BMI is normal.

source of information: diet-blog.com

Men ( in Kgs )
Height Small Medium Large
5'2" 58-60.5 59.5-64 62.5-68
5'3" 59-61.5 60.5-65 63.5-69.5
5'4" 60-62.5 61-65.5 64.5-70.5
5'5" 60.5-63.5 62-67 65.5-72.5
5'6" 61.5-64.5 63-68.5 66-74.5
5'7" 62.5-65.5 64.5-70 67.5-76
5'8" 63.5-67 65.5-71 69-78
5'9" 64.5-68.5 70.5-72.5 70.5-80
5'10" 65.5-70 68.5-74 71.5-81.5
5'11" 66-71 70-75 73-83.5
6'0" 67.5-72.5 71-77 74.5-85
6'1" 69-74.5 72.5-79 76-87
6'2" 70.5-76 75-80.5 78-89.5
6'3" 71.5-78 75.5-82.5 80-91.5
6'4" 73.5-80 77.5-85 82-94
Women ( in Kgs )
Height Small Medium Large
4'10" 46-50.5 49.5-55 53.5-59.5
4'11" 46.5-51 50.5-55.5 54.5-60.5
5'0" 47-52 51-57 55.5-62
5'1" 48-53.5 52-58.5 56.5-63.5
5'2" 49-55 53.5-60 58-65
5'3" 50.5-56 55-61 59.5-66.5
5'4" 51.5-57.5 56-62.5 60.5-68.5
5'5" 53-59 57.5-63.9 62-70.5
5'6" 54.5-60.5 59-65.5 63.5-72
5'7" 55.5-61.5 60.5-65.5 65-74
5'8" 57-63 61.5-68 66-75.5
5'9" 58.5-64.5 63-69.5 67.5-77
5'10" 60-65.5 64.5-70.5 69-78.5
5'11" 61-67 65.5-72 70.5-80
6'0" 62.5-68.5 67-73.5 71.5-80

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