Body Mass Index (BMI)

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The body mass index (BMI) is a statistical means of measuring body weight based on a person's weight and height. It can be calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters. It is used to calculate whether someone is overweight.

BMI <18,5 = underweight
BMI between 18,5-24,9 = normal weight
BMI between 25-29,9 = overweight
BMI > 30 = obese
BMI > 40 = morbid obese