Body mass index (BMI) and waist:
The body mass index (BMI) is used to assess the risk of diseases related to excess or insufficient weight.
The measurement of waist circumference is used to evaluate the specific risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
What is your BMI?
Enter your height and weight in the boxes below and click « Calculate ».
|Classification||Body Mass Index (Kg/m²)||Disease risk|
|Extreme thinness||Less than 16||High|
|Thinness||Less than 18,5||Increased|
|Normal weight||18,5 to 24,9||Low|
|overweight||25,0 to 29,9||Increased|
|Obesity class 1||30,0 to 34,9||High|
|Obesity class 2||35,0 to 39,9||very high|
|Obesity class 3 (morbid obesity)||40 or more||extremely high|