Body Mass Index

Is a measure of the nutritional status in adults. BMI is based on your height and weight.

For example, an adult who weighs 64 kg and whose height is 1.78 m will have a BMI of 20.2. This is considered to be within normal limits, according to to following Body Mass Index Chart:

BMIStatus
Below 18.5Underweight
18.5–24.9Normal weight
25.0–29.9Overweight
30.0–34.9Obesity

Adults with a BMI of 30 or higher are obese. Obesity has more levels – e.g. severe obesity for a BMI of 40 or more. In this case it is likely to have a serious health problem.

Find out your body mass index with the BMI Calculator below: