If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range. If your BMI is 18.5 to <25, it falls within the healthy weight range. If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range. If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obesity range.

## WHO BMI classification 2019?

For adults over 20 years old, BMI falls into one of the following categories.

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Table 1. Nutritional status.

BMI | Nutritional status |
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Below 18.5 | Underweight |

18.5–24.9 | Normal weight |

25.0–29.9 | Pre-obesity |

30.0–34.9 | Obesity class I |

## Who cut-off for obesity?

Significance for public health

The WHO suggested cut-off point for obesity is a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2, which is associated with morbidity and mortality.

## What is the principal cut-off of obese person?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults.

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Classification | BMI(kg/m²) | |
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Normal range | 18.50 – 24.99 | 23.00 – 24.99 |

Overweight | ≥25.00 | ≥25.00 |

Pre-obese | 25.00 – 29.99 | 25.00 – 27.49 |

27.50 – 29.99 |

## WHO BMI chart for adults?

This calculator provides body mass index (BMI) and the corresponding BMI weight status category for adults 20 years and older.

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Adult BMI Calculator.

BMI | Weight Status |
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Below 18.5 | Underweight |

18.5—24.9 | Normal |

25.0—29.9 | Overweight |

30.0 and Above | Obese |

## Who first calculated BMI?

The BMI was introduced in the early 19th century by a Belgian named Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. He was a mathematician, not a physician. He produced the formula to give a quick and easy way to measure the degree of obesity of the general population to assist the government in allocating resources.

## How do I know my BMI classification?

Adult Body Mass Index or BMI

- If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range.
- If your BMI is 18.5 to 24.9, it falls within the normal or Healthy Weight range.
- If your BMI is 25.0 to 29.9, it falls within the overweight range.
- If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.

## What is the BMI cut off for obesity?

If your BMI is 18.5 to <25, it falls within the healthy weight range. If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range. If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obesity range.

## What is super morbid obesity?

Super morbidly obese is a term that was proposed by Mason in 1987 to describe patients with a weight equal to or greater than 225% of ideal bodyweight. Lean bodyweight is total bodyweight minus the weight of body fat.

## What is severely underweight?

Severely underweight – BMI less than 16.5kg/m^2. Underweight – BMI under 18.5 kg/m^2. Normal weight – BMI greater than or equal to 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m^2. Overweight – BMI greater than or equal to 25 to 29.9 kg/m^2. Obesity – BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m^2.

## What is my ideal weight?

Weight and height guide chart

Height | Weight | |
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4ft 10″ (58″) | 91 to 115 lbs. | 119 to 138 lbs. |

4ft 11″ (59″) | 94 to 119 lbs. | 124 to 143 lbs. |

5ft (60″) | 97 to 123 lbs. | 128 to 148 lbs. |

5ft 1″ (61″) | 100 to 127 lbs. | 132 to 153 lbs. |

## What is a good BMI?

For most adults, an ideal BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range. For children and young people aged 2 to 18, the BMI calculation takes into account age and gender as well as height and weight.

## WHO BMI severe thinness?

BMI values indicate the following: BMI <17.0: moderate and severe thinness. BMI <18.5: underweight. BMI 18.5–24.9: normal weight.

## How do I lower my BMI?

Eat More Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains, and Low- or No-Fat Dairy Products Every Day

- Aim for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. …
- Try and choose whole grain cereal, pasta, rice, and bread. …
- Avoid food that is high in sugar, like pastries, sweetened cereal, and soda or fruit-flavored drinks.

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## How do you calculate BMI for adults?

How is BMI calculated? With the metric system, the formula for BMI is weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Because height is commonly measured in centimeters, divide height in centimeters by 100 to obtain height in meters.

## How much should I walk to lose weight BMI?

Walking 1 hour each day can help you burn calories and, in turn, lose weight. In one study, 11 moderate-weight women lost an average of 17 pounds (7.7 kg), or 10% of their initial body weight, after 6 months of brisk daily walking ( 3 ).