Body Mass Index for children and teens (2-20 years)

AUGUST 16, 2021 Body mass index (BMI) is used as a screening tool to identify weight categories that may lead to possible health problems in children. It is an important aspect of physical assessment and is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. For children and teens, BMI is age and sex-specific and … Continue reading Body Mass Index for children and teens (2-20 years)

Obesity and Body mass index

August 9, 2021 Obesity implies the excess storage of body fats. The degree of obesity is assessed by comparison with the ideal weight for height, the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is calculated by using a simple formula: BMI=kg/m2 Where kg is a person's weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in meters squared. … Continue reading Obesity and Body mass index