Your BMI is a number to determine whether you are overweight (obesity) or perhaps too light (underweight). The BMI is also called the Quetelet Index.
The BMI is pretty easy to calculate: your weight in pounds by the square of your length (length x length). If you are for example 80 kilo’s and 1.76 meters height. Your BMI: 26 (rounded). This is actually just on the border. Broadly speaking there are these main groups:
|18.5 – 24.9||normal weight||Average risk|
|25 – 29.9||overweight||Higher risk|
|>30||obese||Substantially increased risk|
If you are lower than 18.5 rated this does not mean that you are safe, you have a greater chance than on other disorders. Important to know is that the BMI is for adults and not for children.
There must not be attached too much value, borderline cases are generally doubtful, and there may also be other things to notify.