Body-mass index (BMI)

Body-mass index (BMI),

Definition of Body-mass index (BMI):

  1. An approximate measure of whether someone is over- or underweight, calculated by dividing their weight in kilograms by the square of their height in metres.

  2. Measure of fatness or thinness of an adult person, computed by dividing his or her bodyweight (W) in kilograms by the square of the height (H) in meters: BMI = W ÷ H2. For imperial units (weight in pounds and height in inches) the formula is: BMI = 703.07 x W ÷ H2. In the US, a BMI of 19 or less is termed as underweight, 20 to 24 as average, 25 to 29 as overweight, and 30 or more as obese.

How to use Body-mass index (BMI) in a sentence?

  1. Height, weight, calculated body mass index, and blood pressures were recorded.

Meaning of Body-mass index (BMI) & Body-mass index (BMI) Definition