The Delta Health Alliance

Body Mass Index

What is Body Mass Index?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. The BMI provides a standardized indicator of a bodies size.  It is used to screen for possible weight and health problems. The higher your Body Mass Index, the higher your risk is for diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.

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Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese