Imperial Body Mass Index Calculator
Body Mass Index Prime is method of using the results of the BMI calculations to quickly and easily rank a person into a category. Eg:
 BMI Prime less than 0.74 = Underweight.
 BMI Prime greater than 0.74 and less than 1.00 = Optimal weight.
 BMI Prime greater than 1 = Overweight
Perfectly normal, obese or underweight. This check will give you the answer in a few seconds.
Health dangers from being overweight
These dangers are identified with overweight and obese adults
Adults that have a BMI of greater than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (obese) have an intensified risk for many diseases and health conditions, including,: Hypertension (inflated blood pressure)
 Coronary heart disease (plaque buildup along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart)
 Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
 Sleep apnea and respiratory problems (problems breathing during sleep, chest and lung problems)
 Stroke (loss of brain function due to a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain)
 Dyslipidemia (elevated LDL cholesterol, reduced HDL cholesterol)
 Diabetes mellitus type 2 (high blood sugar)
 Gallbladder disease (gallstones, disruption of bile functions )
 Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
Please note: Your Body Mass Index is only one measure of how healthy you are. Pregnant women, children and teenagers should not use this calculator as the results are unlikely to be accurate. If you are pregnant you can get an accurate BMI by entering your weight before you conceived.
Body Mass Index Formula
You can use the following formula to calculate your BMI:

BMI = weight(kilograms) / height^{2} (metres^{2}) (Metric Units)
BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height^{2} (inches^{2}) (Imperial Units)