Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI is an estimate of body fat and a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.

Category BMI Range
Overweight 25 - 30
Severe Obesity 30 - 40
Morbid Obesity 40 - 50
Super Morbid Obesity over 50
(feet) (inches)