What is BMI
How is BMI used?
BMI limitations
BMI is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems for adults. However, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. For example, a person may have a high BMI. However, to determine if excess weight is a health risk, a healthcare provider would need to perform further assessments. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings.
Body Composition   Body Mass Index (BMI)
Underweight   Less than 18.5
Normal   18.5 - 24.9
Overweight   25.0 - 29.9
Obese   Greater than 30.0
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