Classifications on the basis of BMI (Body Mass Index)

Classifications on the basis of BMI (Body Mass Index)

Body fat is hard to measure directly. So, it is often measured by body mass index (BMI). Body mass index (BMI) is a tool that doctors use to assess if a person is at an appropriate weight for their age, sex, and height. BMI measures weight related to height.

A BMI between 18-24.9 is normal, BMI between 25 and 29.9 indicates that a person is carrying excess weight. A BMI of 30 or over suggests that a person may have obesity.