Measurement of Obesity

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most widely method to gauge obesity. It can be calculated as (Weight in Kg)/ (Height in Meter)2.

BMI(kg/m2) Obesity Class Risk
Healthy weight 18.5 - 24.9 -- --
Overweight 25 - 29.9 -- Increased
Obesity 30.0 - 34.9 I High
Obesity 35.0 - 39.9 II Very High
Extreme Obesity ≥ 40
III Extremely High

Waist Circumference > 40 inches in men and > 35 inches in women is a risk factor.

Waist/hip ratio > 1.0 in men and > 0.9 in women is also a risk factor.


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