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Standard measure is used by default. However, you can switch between standard and metric whenever you wish.

To switch between standard and metric measure, just choose Pounds or Kg for the weight from the first list and the height will be automatically set to feet/inches and meters/centimeters respectively on the second list.

You can perform a similar operation using the second list.

It's very easy to use BMI calculator. All you need to do is to key in the information as follow:


Standard measure


Weight in standard measure


Also known as Imperial measure system. So, in standard measure, you must enter your weight in Pounds. For example, if your weight is 195 lb then enter 195 without lb.


Height in standard measure


In standard measure, you must enter your height in feet and inches. For example, if your height is 5 feet and 97 inches then enter it as follow:
5.97 without feet or inches words.


BMI result in standard measure

To get the result of your BMI(Body Mass Index)is as easy as to tap or click on the button BMI Result. Once done, you will be provided with explanation of what the number you got mean.

That's all. So enjoy.



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Metric measure


Weight in metric measure


In metric measure, you must enter your weight in Kg. For example, if your weight is 85 Kg then enter 85 without Kg.


Height in metric measure


In metric measure, you must enter your height in meters or in centimeters. For example, if your height is 1.75 meter then enter it as follow:
1.75 in meter, without meter words or as 175 in centimer without the word centimeter.


BMI result in metric measure


To get the result of your BMI(Body Mass Index)is as easy as to tap or click on the button BMI Result. Once done, you will be provided with explanation of what the number you got mean.

That's all. So enjoy.



Back to BMI Calculator






BMI (Body Mass Index)

BMI at glance

What is BMI

BMI acronym stands for Body mass index and it's calculated using an individual height and weight. It is used to estimate body fat. 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. This application provides BMI and the corresponding weight category.

For children and teens the BMI is calculated the same way as for adults. However, for children and teens the criteria used to interpret the meaning of the BMI are different from those used for adults.

Who can use this application

Since this application does not target the children and teens, it has to be used by adults of age 18 years old or older only. I'm planning to add an option for children and teens in the future.

Calculate your BMI

To calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index) clik on the button below. BMI Calculator

 
 




References

Cole, TJ and Bellizzi, MC and Flegal, KM and Dietz, WH (2000) Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey.


Source: Health Canada. Canadian Guidelines for Body Weight Classification in Adults. Ottawa: Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada; 2003.