# Uk Body Mass Index Bmi Charts

GIRLS UK
Data Recording
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Measurement 1
Recording Date
Body mass index BMI)
Name:
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Weight
Length/Height
2-20 years
NHS /CHI No:
BMI
Location
Hospital No:
Health worker name
Measurement 2
Date of Birth:
Recording Date
Weight
Overweight and obesity
The BMI centile is a simple and reliable indicator of thinness and fatness in
Length/Height
A BMI above the 91st centile suggests overweight. A child above the 98th centile
childhood. Where severe over- or underweight is a concern, or where there is a
BMI
is very overweight (clinically obese) while a BMI above the 99.6th centile is severely
need for monitoring over time, BMI can be calculated and plotted on this chart.
obese. In addition to the usual nine centile lines, the BMI chart displays high lines
Location
It is important also to plot the height and weight separately on the main 2-18
at +3, +3.33, +3.66 and + 4 SD, which can be used to monitor the progress of
chart. There is also a BMI centile look-up on the standard 2-18 chart for less
Health worker name
children in overweight treatment programmes.
complex cases.
Measurement 3
Thinness
BMI is calculated by dividing weight (in kg) by the square of height (in metres e.g.
Recording Date
A BMI below the 2nd centile is unusual and may reflect undernutrition, but may
1.32 m, not centimetres e.g. 132 cm).
simply reflect a small build. The chart also displays low lines at -4 and -5 SD for
Weight
A simple way to do this on a calculator or mobile phone is:
those who are severely underweight. Children whose BMI lies below the 0.4th
Length/Height
1. Enter the weight. 2. Divide by height. 3. Divide the result by height.
centile are likely to have additional problems and if not already receiving medical
BMI
The result can then be plotted on the chart below.
or dietetic attention should be referred.
Location
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Health worker name
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Measurement 4
Age in years
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Recording Date
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Weight
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Length/Height
BMI
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Location
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Health worker name
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Measurement 5
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Recording Date
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Weight
40
40
Length/Height
BMI
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Location
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Health worker name
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Measurement 6
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Recording Date
35
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Weight
34
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Length/Height
BMI
33
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Location
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Health worker name
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Measurement 7
30
30
Recording Date
Transit point
29
29
Weight
from UK-WHO
Length/Height
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to UK90 data.
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BMI
27
27
Location
26
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Health worker name
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25
Measurement 8
24
24
Recording Date
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23
Weight
Length/Height
22
22
BMI
21
21
Location
20
20
Health worker name
19
19
Measurement 9
18
18
Recording Date
Weight
17
17
Length/Height
16
16
BMI
15
15
Location
14
14
Health worker name
13
13
Measurement 10
12
12
Recording Date
Weight
11
11
Length/Height
Age in years
10
10
BMI
9
9
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Location
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Health worker name