# Body Mass Index Chart With Instructions

Am I a healthy weight?
To assess the risk excess body weight may present to your health, your doctor or health
professional may want to measure your weight, height and/or your waist circumference.
Weight and height are used to calculate body mass index (BMI). Body mass index, waist
circumference and the presence of other risk factors help evaluate your overall health risk.
Waist circumference
For women, waist circumference should be less than 90 cm
For men, waist circumference should be less than 100 cm
Women
Men
Less than 90 cm
Less than 100 cm
Body mass index (BMI)
Body mass index is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in metres squared
BMI
=
Weight in kg
2
(Height in metres)
The table below has done the maths and conversions.
To use the BMI table
Find your height in the left-hand column
Move across the row to the figure nearest your weight (kilograms have been rounded off)
The number at the top of the column is the BMI for that height and weight
BODY MASS INDEX
18.5
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
WEIGHT IN KILOGRAMS
1.50
42
43
45
47
50
52
54
56
59
61
63
65
68
70
72
74
77
79
1.55
44
46
48
50
53
55
58
60
62
65
67
70
72
74
77
79
82
84
1.60
47
49
51
54
56
59
61
64
67
69
72
74
77
79
82
84
87
90
1.65
50
52
54
57
60
63
65
68
71
74
76
79
82
84
87
90
93
95
1.70
53
55
58
61
64
66
69
72
75
78
81
84
87
90
92
95
98
101
1.75
57
58
61
64
67
70
74
77
80
83
86
89
92
95
98
101
104
107
1.80
60
62
65
68
71
75
78
81
84
87
91
94
97
100
104
107
110
113
1.85
63
65
68
72
75
79
82
86
89
92
96
99
103
106
110
113
116
120
1.90
67
69
72
76
79
83
87
90
94
97
101
105
108
112
116
119
123
126
1.95
70
72
76
80
84
87
91
95
99
103
106
110
114
118
122
125
129
133
HEALTHY
OVERWEIGHT
OBESE
Note: For Maori and Pacific people
Extend the upper range for healthy weight to BMI of 26
Extend the range for obesity to BMI of 32.
Published with the permission of the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand
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Diabetes New Zealand Inc.
PO Box 12441, Wellington 6144
Updated October 2010