• BMI & Overweight Parameter

About Obesity

BMI & Overweight Parameter

The most important parameters to evaluate obesity are the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (Kg/m2) and Waist Circumference (WC) ( as shown in the following figure):

BMI Overweight Classification
BMI (kg/m2) Category
< 18.5 Underweight
18.5–25 Normal
25–30 Overweight
30–35 Obese class I
35-40 Obese class II
≥ 40 Obese Class III