## How do you calculate BMI percentile?

BMI is calculated using your child’s weight and height and is then used to find the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile for your child’s age and sex. BMI-for-age percentile shows how your child’s weight compares to that of other children of the same age and sex.

## What is a good BMI percentile?

Healthy weight: BMI is equal to or greater than the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile for age, gender, and height. Overweight: BMI is at or above the 85th percentile but less than the 95th percentile for age, gender, and height.

## What BMI should I be for my age?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) : A BMI of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight. A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal. A BMI of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight.

## How do you read BMI charts?

Your BMI will fit into one of 5 bands:

- under 18.5 – This is described as underweight.
- between 18.5 and 24.9 – This is described as the ‘healthy range’.
- between 25 and 29.9 – This is described as overweight.
- between 30 and 39.9 – This is described as obesity.
- 40 or over – This is described as severe obesity.

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## What is BMI over the 85th percentile?

A BMI above the 85th percentile means overweight, while children above the 95th percentile are considered obese, which increases their risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. The BMI percentile that defines severe obesity is 120% of the 95th percentile.

## What is a good weight percentile?

There’s a big range of normal on the chart: Anyone who falls between the 5th percentile and the 85th percentile is a healthy weight. If someone is at or above the 85th percentile line on the chart (but less than the 95th percentile), doctors consider that person overweight.

## What percentile is considered underweight?

Less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight. Between the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile are at a healthy weight. In the 85th percentile to less than the 95th percentile are considered overweight.

## Is it better to be in the higher or lower percentile?

The most common definition of a percentile is a number where a certain percentage of scores fall below that number. … But that figure has no real meaning unless you know what percentile you fall into. If you know that your score is in the 90th percentile, that means you scored better than 90% of people who took the test.

## What is overweight for my height?

Getting your current BMI is as easy as plugging your height and weight into a calculator. A result between 18.5 and 24.9 means you’re in the “normal” weight range for your height. If your result is under 18.5, you’re considered underweight. Between 25 and 29.9 means you’re considered overweight.

## What BMI should I be for my height and age?

Height: Weight: Your BMI is , indicating your weight is in the category for adults of your height. For your height, a normal weight range would be from to pounds.

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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 |

## How much should a 5’5 female weigh?

Height and Weight Chart

Height | Weight | |
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5′ 4″ | 110 to 144 lbs. | 174 to 227 lbs. |

5′ 5″ | 114 to 149 lbs. | 180 to 234 lbs. |

5′ 6″ | 118 to 154 lbs. | 186 to 241 lbs. |

5′ 7″ | 121 to 158 lbs. | 191 to 249 lbs. |

## Does age affect BMI?

For adults ages 20 years and older, BMI incorporates weight and height, but it does not take age or sex into account. A woman tends to have more body fat than a man with the same BMI. Likewise, an older person tends to have more body fat than a younger person with an equal BMI.

## What is ideal BMI for female?

A BMI of 18.5–24.9 is considered normal or healthy for most women. Even though healthcare professionals can use BMI as a screening tool, they shouldn’t use it as a method to evaluate a person’s body fat levels or health status ( 32 ).

## What does a BMI of 30 look like?

82.6 / (1.67 x 1.67) = 30

A BMI greater than 40 is considered morbidly obese; between 30-39.9 is considered obese; 25-29.9 is considered overweight; 18.5-24.9 is normal; and less than 18.5 is underweight.

## How do I determine my ideal weight?

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.