Body Mass Index (BMI):

BMI is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. It is advised to check your BMI index regularly and discuss irregularities or significant changes with your family doctors.

Note: BMI calculator provided by Gluxus is not intended for use for pregnant or lactating women, and, children (under 20).

BMI Calculator

BMI = weight(kg)/height(m)2

Use this formula to manually calculate your Body Mass Index!

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) Nomogram:

To estimate BMI, locate the point on the chart where height and weight intersect. Read the number on the dashed line closest to this point. For example, if you weigh 69 kg and are 173 cm tall, you have a BMI of approximately 23, which is in Normal Weight.

Health Risk Classification According to Body Mass Index (BMI):

Classification

BMI Category (kg/m2)

Risk of developing health problems

Underweight

Less than 18.5

Increased

Normal Weight

18.5 – 24.9

Least

Overweight

25.0 – 29.9

Increased

Obese Class I

30.0 – 34.9

High

Obese Class II

35.0 – 39.9

Very High

Obese Class III

>= 40.0

Extremely High

 Note: For persons 65 years and older the ‘normal’ range may begin slightly above BMI 18.5 and extend into the ‘overweight’ range.

To clarify risk for each individual, other factors such as lifestyle habits, fitness level, and presence or absence of other health risk conditions also need to be considered.

Source: Health Canada. Canadian Guidelines for Body Weight Classification in Adults. Ottawa: Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada; 2003.