If your BMI is high, you may have an increased risk
|BMI Category||Health Risk Based Solely on BMI||Risk Adjusted for the Presence of Co-morbid Conditions and/or Risk Factors|
|35-39||Very High||Extremely High|
|40+||Extremely High||Extremely High|
A co-morbid condition is any condition associated with obesity that
usually worsens as the degree of obesity increases and
often improves as obesity is successfully treated.
*SHORTCUT METHOD for Calculating BMI without Calculator
Example: a person who is 5 ft. 5 in. tall weighing 149 lbs.
|1.||Multiply weight (in pounds) by 703||149 x 703=104747|
|2.||Multiply height (in inches) by height (in inches)||65 x 65=4225|
|3.||Divide the answer in step 1 by the answer in step 2||104747 ÷ 4225=24.8|
|4.||Round Off to Nearest Number||BMI=25|