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Diane K Newman, RN-C, MSN, ANP posted:
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an accepted measure of weight status and is calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms by the squared height in meters.

Here's an easier formula: BMI is calculated from this equation: weight in pounds x 703, divided by height in inches x height in inches. (Example: 200 lbs X 703 divided by 67 divided by 67 again gives a BMI of 31.3)

An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
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