A body mass index or (BMI) is used to calculate whether you would be a candidate for bariatric surgery. This calculation based on two factors, your weight and height. An individual that has a BMI of 20-25 is considered normal. A BMI calculation of 25-30 is indicating that the individual is overweight and 30-40 means that he/she is obese. Individuals with a BMI over 40 are considered morbidly obese. An individual with a BMI of 35 or greater may qualify as a candidate for surgical treatment.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) was created to give people a benchmark of whether they are a healthy weight by using a formula which compares height and weight. To use this calculator, click on whether you are using centimeters and kilograms, or inches and pounds, then enter your height and weight and click the "calculate" button. Use the chart below to interpret your BMI number.
What is Your BMI?
A body mass index or (BMI) is used to calculate whether you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery. It is a calculation based on of your weight and height. A BMI of 20-25 is considered normal, 25-30 overweight and 30-40 obese. Individuals with a BMI over 40 are considered morbidly obese. Patients who have a BMI of 35 or greater may be candidates for surgical treatment. Body Fat Percentage Calculator.
The Facts on Obesity
Obesity is a problem affecting an estimated 120 million American adults. According to the National Institute of Health, an increase of 20% of more above your ideal body weight can cause health risks. These health risks include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, sleep apnea and depression.