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Body Mass Index Calculator

Body Mass Index

Calculate Your Body Mass Index

You are a candidate if the following applies to you:

  • BMI is greater than 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight

  • BMI is greater than 35 and at least one or more obesity-related comorbidities such as Type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea, and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease

  • Inability to achieve sustained & healthy weight loss for a period of time after prior weight loss efforts


The Centers for Disease Control has an abundance of resources related to Body Mass Index. Please click on the "Body Mass Index Calculator" to determine your own individual BMI.

Body Mass Index Chart

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To view where your BMI lies in this chart, you must first find your weight on the top horizontal axis. Next, follow the BMI numbers down to your corresponding height on the left axis.


The category that your body mass index (BMI) lies will intersect in one of the corresponding colors:

  • Blue: The category is Underweight and
    corresponds to a BMI of less than 18.5

  • Green: The category is Normal Weight and corresponds to a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9

  • Yellow: The category is Overweight and
    corresponds to a BMI between 25 and 29.9

  • Orange: The category is Obese and
    corresponds to a BMI between 30 and 39.9

  • Red: The category is Extremely Obese and corresponds to a BMI of 40 or higher

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