# See your BMI on a graph

Body mass for 52 kg, height 170 cm

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Weight: 52 Kilograms (Kilos kg) with height: 170 Centimeters (Centimetres cm)

## Health problems from being overweight

Prioblems are identified with overweight and obese adults

Adults with a BMI of greater than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (obese) have an augmented risk for several diseases and health conditions, including,:

## Fundamentals

Devised all the way back in way back in 1830, the Body Mass Index is a single figure used to as a way of measuring a person's body shape. Put simply, it is calculated by dividing the body's weight by the square of their height. Eg: Kilograms: weight, divided by Metres (Meters): height. BMI, sometimes known as the Quetelet index, is a measure used to estimate a person's body shape based upon a person' weight and height. It originated in Belguim around the 1840's by Adolphe Quetelet. It is a simple calculation based on the individual's body weight divided by the square of their height.

## The maths

Behind BMI
• BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
• BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

If you are Super Fit, body mass calculations will almost certainly be inaccurate for you.
See why wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations for more details.