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Health Risk Assessments

Body Mass Index (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.   Being overweight or obese increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions, including the following:

  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)

The calculator below is to determine the BMI of adult men and women.  For a calculator to measure the BMI of children and teens, ages 2 to 19, click here.

 

 
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  • * Underweight =18.4
  • * Normal Weight = 18.5 - 24.9
  • * Overweight = 25 - 29.9
  • * Obese = 30 >