Calculating body mass index

The BMI is determined by considering a client’s weight in relation to height

formula

For example:

If a female client’s weight is 50 kg and height is 1.68 m the BMI is:

50: 1.68 x 1.68 = 17.7

Reference ranges for a desirable BMI are:

  • men: 20.5–25.0
  • women: 19–24
  • 25–30 = overweight
  • above 30 = obese

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