Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is used for assessment of obesity-related risk for heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, cancer, sleep apnea, abdominal hernias, varicose veins, gout, gall bladder disease, respiratory problems, and liver malfunction. The increased risk for these diseases and conditions are calculated by observing population. BMI is not a very precise measure-there are differences in definition of BMI in different populations, and also between individuals. Nevertheless, BMI is broadly used. It is often combined with the measurement of waist circumference or waist-to-height ratio.

BMI = Weight(kg) / Height2(m)

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* Disease risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases


US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health (HHLBI). The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Washington NIH Pub. no. 00-4084 2000.