TITLE

How To: Figure your body mass index

AUTHOR(S)
Duncan, Andy
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Overdrive;Sep2008, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers formula on how to calculate body mass index (BMI). BMI is a number that compares a person's weight and height. BMI is equal to weight (pounds) times 703 over height (inches) squared. If BMI is less than 18.5, a person is considered as underweight. Moreover, a person is considered normal if he has a BMI of 18.5-24.9 and overweight if BMI is 25-29.9.
ACCESSION #
34725470

 

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