Body Mass Index

Sex: Male Female
Weight:
Height:

 

Body Mass Index (BMI):[1-3]
BMI Classification:[4]
Normal body weight range:[4]
Body Surface Area (BSA):[5]
Ideal body weight:[6]
Lean body weight:[7]

Computational notes

BMI Classification, Body Surface Area (BSA), Ideal body weight, Ideal body weight range and Lean body weight are valid for adults only.

In the following formulas weight is expressed in kg and height in m.

Body Mass Index (BMI)

According to Keys[1] and Quetelet:[2,3]

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Normal Body Weight Range

Normal Body Weight range is calculated according to WHO recommended healthy BMI range:[4]

Normal Body Weight Range

Body Surface Area (BSA)

According to Mosteller:[5]

Body Surface Area (BSA) according to Mosteller

Ideal Body Weight

According to Robinson et al. (note: height in m):[6]

For men:

Lean Body Weight (LBW) - Men

For women:

Lean Body Weight (LBW) - Women

Lean Body Weight (LBW)

According to Hume:[7]

For men:

Lean Body Weight (LBW) - Men

For women:

Lean Body Weight (LBW) - Women

References

  1. Keys A, Fidanza F, Karvonen MJ, Kimura N, Taylor HL (1972) Indices of relative weight and adiposity. J Chronic Dis 25:329-343.
  2. Quetelet A (1932) Recherches sur le poids de l’homme aux different âges. Nouveaux Memoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres de Bruxelles 7:1.
  3. Quetelet A (1942) A Treatise on Man and the Development of his Faculties. Book Second, Chapter II. Of the Development of the Weight, and of its relations to the development of the height of the body. Reprinted in 1968 by Burt Franklin, New York.
  4. World Health Organization WHO Global Database on Body Mass Index.
  5. Mosteller RD (1987) Simplified Calculation of Body Surface Area (letter). N Engl J Med 317:1098.
  6. Robinson JD, Lupkiewicz SM, Palenik L, Lopez LM, Ariet M (1983) Determination of ideal body weight for drug dosage calculations. Am J Hosp Pharm 40:1016-1019.
  7. Hume R (1966) Prediction of lean body mass from height and weight. J Clin Pathol 19:389-391.

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