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Anthropometric Indices

Anthropometric Indices

by Fouzia Akter -
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How can we use BMI for children?

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by Tasnim Taofiq Simin -
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Tasnim Taofiq Simin 

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Answer : Yes,  we can use BMI for children. Because BMI is an important tool to identify children obesity. BMI is measured differently in adults than in children, So it is important to use the proper calculator to find out years and child's separately. Carrying extra weight as a child can both during childhood and into adulthood.For children, BMI is not diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and gender, A health care provider may perform further assessment to determine if fat is a problems.BMI is a screening tool used to identify individuals who are underweight or overnight and obesity. 

 Healthy weight : BMI is equal to or greater than the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile for age, gender and height. 

Overweight : BMI is at or above the 85th percentile but less than the 95th percentile for age, gender and height. 

BMI is not used to diagnose health issues, but it can an early screening tool. Starting when child is 2 years old, the doctor will determine BMI at all routine checkups. Because BMI change with age. Doctors plot children's BMI measurements on standard gender specific growth charts.So BMI for age is the measure that can be used continuously from age 2 to 20 years to screen for obesity, overweight and underweight also.  

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by Prety Akter -
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Yes,we can use BMI for children.

For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using BMI to screen for overweight and obesity in children beginning at 2 years old.

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by Khaled Mussaruf -
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What is BMI : 

Body Mass Index is calculated using weight and height measurements and is an indicator of body fatness. It is not a direct measurement of fat, but research has shown that BMI measurements correlate to direct measurement. It’s an inexpensive and easy-to-perform way to screen for possible weight issues that may lead to health problems. BMI is measured differently in adults than in children, so it is important to use the proper calculator to find out yours and your child’s separately.

BMI is not used to diagnose health issues, but it can be an early screening tool. Your health care provider may use additional information, such as family history, information about diet and exercise or a measurement of skinfold thickness or other tests to determine whether excess fat is a problem.

Child BMI : For children and teens, BMI is evaluated using age- and gender-specific charts that take into account the different growth patterns for gender. Weight and the amount of fat in the body differ for boys and girls and those levels change as they grow taller and older.


These charts(link opens in new window) help health care providers determine how a child’s particular BMI reading compares to the readings of other U.S. children his or her age. The group is divided into percentiles that reflect whether a child is at a healthy weight, underweight, overweight or obese.

Children over age 2or teens whose BMI is : Less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight.

Between the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile are at a healthy weight.

In the 85th percentile to less than the 95th percentile are considered overweight.

Equal to, or greater than the 95th percentile are considered obese.

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by Shameem Hossain -

For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem. Healthy weight : BMI is equal to or greater than the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile for age, gender and height. Overweight : BMI is at or above the 85th percentile but less than the 95th percentile for age, gender and height. BMI is not used to diagnose health issues, but it can an early screening tool. Starting when child is 2 years old, the doctor will determine BMI at all routine checkups. Because BMI change with age. Doctors plot children's BMI measurements on standard gender specific growth charts.

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by Sadia Ali Rafa -
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Body Mass Index (BMI) is a value that is calculated by dividing an individual’s weight in kilograms by the square of his/ her height in meters. Although this value does not measure body fat directly, it is correlated with more direct measure of body fat composition. BMI is also correlated with various metabolic diseases and thus, can be used as method of categorizing a person’s weight status and screening them for risk of health problems correlated with overweight or underweight status.

The standard formula to calculate BMI is weight ÷ (height x height) x 703. To calculate this with imperial (pounds and inches) measurements:

  • Measure the child's weight in pounds.
  • Measure the child's height in inches.
  • Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

The metric formula to calculate BMI is weight ÷ (height x height) x 10,000. To calculate this:

  • Measure the child's weight in kilograms (not grams). This may be expressed in a decimal value, such as 12.7 kilograms.
  • Measure the child's height in centimeters (not meters). This would be expressed, for example, as 105 centimeters and not 1.05 meters.
  • Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 10,000.

So, yes we can use BMI for childrens.


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by Afia Antara -
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Body Mass Index is calculated using weight and height. BMI is an important tool to identify childhood obesity. For children BMI is age- and sex-specific and is often referred to as BMI-for-age. In children, a high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. BMI estimates how much body fat you have. It's based on height and weight. But for children height and weight alone aren't as accurate as they are for adults. Because children body fat percentages change as they grow. Their BMIs vary based on their age and gender.Firstly Measure height and weight of the child and Use the child calculater to calculate BMI. The BMI number is calculated using standard formulas.

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by Farzana Akter Kathi -
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Ans:BMI is an important measurement used to determine whether any child is overnight,underweight,or at a ideal weight for his or her age.So important is BMI in monitoring tthose child's health.BMI is not a diagnostic tool.Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health related issues.If children have a high BMI for their age and sex,a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

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by Afrin Ontu -
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Yes,obviously we can use BMI for children.BMI is the weight of a child or adult in kg divided by Their height in metres squared.

BMI is not a diagnostic tool.It is used to screen for potential weight and health related issues.If a children have a high BMI for Their age,a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat a problem.

Calculating child's BMI

First measure the child's weight in pounds and height in inches.then calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703. 

Healthy BMI for a child:

Under weight:Below the 5th percentile

Healthy weight:5th percentile to the 85th percentile

Over weight:85th percentile to the 95th percentile

Obese:95th percentile or higher.                    

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by Samira Ahsan40 -
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BMI estimates how much body fat you have. It's based on height and weight. But for kids, height and weight alone aren't as accurate as they are for adults. Because kids' body fat percentages change as they grow. Their BMIs vary based on their age and gender.

That's why when healthcare professionals talk about a child's BMI, we won't usually hear a plain number, like 25, but rather a percentile, like 75th. They show how a child's BMI compares to other children of the same age and gender. To calculate the BMI percentile -- which is also called "BMI for age" -- a healthcare provider or an online tool like WebMD’s FIT Kids BMI Calculator takes a kid's BMI (along with age and gender) and looks it up on a pediatric growth curve. This gives the child's BMI percentile.


BMI percentiles are grouped into weight categories:

  •  Underweight: below the 5th percentile
  •  Healthy Weight: 5th percentile to the 85th percentile
  •  Overweight: 85th percentile to the 95th percentile
  •  Obese: 95th percentile or higher
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by Nishat Tandra -
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Yes,we can use BMI for children. Because BMI is very important.we know BMI means body mass index. That means BMI is a persons weight in kelograms devided by the square of height in meters.It is an inexpensive and easy for weight categories that may lead to health problems,we also know children faces different  types of nutritional diseases and in children,a high amount of body fat can lead to weight related diseases and other health issue. But BMI is help to solve these type of issue. From BMI  we can know A child  is underweight,  overweight for his or her age.

BMI For  A child:

underweight below the 5 th percentile

Healthy weight :5 th percentile  to the 85th percentile.

Over weight :85 percentile to the 95 percentile. 

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by Sadia Sultana Riya -
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BMI is not a direct measure of body fat. Kids can have a high BMI if they have a large frame or a lot of muscle, not excess fat. And a kid with a small frame may have a normal BMI but still can have too much body fat.

BMI is less accurate during puberty. It's common for kids to gain weight quickly — and see their BMI go up — during puberty. Your doctor can help you figure out whether this weight gain is a normal part of development or whether it's something to be concerned about.BMI is below the 5th percentile age, gender, and height is underweight.BMI is equal to or greater than the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile for age, gender, and height is healthy weight.BMI is at or above the 85th percentile but less than the 95th percentile for age, gender, and height is overweight.BMI is at or above the 95th percentile for age, gender, and height is obese.It's important to look at the BMI as a trend instead of focusing on individual numbers. Any one measurement, taken out of context, can give you the wrong impression of a children’s growth 

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by Sadia Jannat -

Body mass index (BMI) is an important measurement used to determine whether a child is overweight, underweight, or at an ideal weight for his or her age. Unlike adults for whom a BMI of 25 to 30 is considered overweight and a BMI is classified as obese, children require a different standard of evaluation given that their bodies change so rapidly.The calculation starts with a standard BMI based on a child's height and weight. BMI doesn't measure body fat but rather the volume of tissue (including muscle, fat, and bone) in the child's body. The value is then used to determine where the child falls percentage-wise among children of the same gender and age group.That percentile value will be used to determine the child's weight category is underweight, normal, overweight or obese.

The standard formula to calculate BMI of children is:

  • Measure the child's weight.
  • Measure the child's height.
  • Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

The BMI percentile allows us to categorize a child's BMI based where he or she falls in comparison to other boys or girls of the same age group. The value is expressed not as a percentage (such as 85%) but rather as a percentile (such as the 85th percentile of all children of that sex and age group). If a child is in the 75th percentile, that would mean that he or she is higher than 75% of children in the group.In terms of weight, higher percentile values correspond to higher weight categories, while lower percentile values correspond to lower weight categories. A child's BMI percentile can be determined by plotting the BMI on a BMI chart.Once child's BMI and percentile is established, we can then see exactly where he or she falls within the expected range.

The weight categories for children are defined as follows:

  • Underweight: BMI of less than the 5th percentile
  • Normal weight: BMI from the 5th percentile to below the 85th percentile
  • Overweight: BMI above the 85th percentile to below the 95th percentile
  • Obese: BMI greater than or equal to the 95th percentile

This is how we can use BMI for children.
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For childrenBMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.Calculating Your Child's BMI

  1. Measure the child's weight in pounds.
  2. Measure the child's height in inches.
  3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.So,we can use BMI for children. 
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by Fateha Jahan -
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Body mass index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. It is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

For children and teens, BMI is age- and sex-specific and is often referred to as BMI-for-age. In children, a high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. Being underweight can also put one at risk for health issues.

A high BMI can indicate high body fatness. 

Calculating BMI using the BMI Percentile Calculator involves the following steps:

  1. Measure height and weight. Refer to Measuring Children’s Height and Weight Accurately At Home for guidance.
  2. Use the Child and Teen BMI Calculator to calculate BMI. The BMI number is calculated using standard formulas.
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by Sadia Islam -
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BMI is an important tool to identify childhood obesity. Carrying extra weight as a child or teenager can pose significant health risks, both during childhood and into adulthood .
The rules of calculating children BMI :
1. Measure the child's weight in pounds.
2. Measure the child's height in inches.
3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

This is the standard formula to calculate BMI for children = weight ÷ (height x height) x 703.
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by Shanto Karmoker -

Q.How can we use BMI for children?

Ans-  we can use BMI for children After 2 years old. It allows  to figure out  body mass index (BMI) 

Instructions for entering measurements:

  1. Select unit of measurement (US standard or metric).
  2. Select child's gender (male or female).
  3. Enter  child's birth date (month/day/year).
  4. Enter  child's height.
  5. Enter  child's weight.
  6. Then "Calculate BMI" 
  7. to calculate BMI for children = weight ÷ (height x height) x 703.

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by Mst Mortuza Aktar -
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Body mass index(BMI) is an important measurement used to determine whether our child is overweight, underweight or at an ideal weight for his or her age. The calculation starts with a standard BMI based on our child's height and weight.    

Calculate the child 's BMI :Less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight.Between the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile are at a healthy weight.In the 85th percentile to less than the 95th percentile are considered overweight.Equal to, or greater than the 95th percentile are considered obese.


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by Jeba fariha 201-34-1043 -
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Ans:BMI is an important measurement used to determine whether any child is overnight,underweight,or at a ideal weight for his or her age.So important is BMI in monitoring tthose child's health.For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

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by sirajam munira -
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Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that uses height and weight to estimate how much body fat someone has. We can use the KidsHealth BMI calculator below to find  child's BMI. But it's also important to talk to  child's doctor to help understand the results.

Starting when the child is 2 years old, the doctor will determine BMI at all routine checkups. Because BMI changes with age, doctors plot children's BMI measurements on standard gender-specific growth charts. Over several visits, the doctor is able to track child's growth pattern.Although not a perfect measure of body fat, BMI helps identify children who are gaining weight too slowly or too quickly.

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by sirajam munira -
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Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that uses height and weight to estimate how much body fat someone has. We can use the KidsHealth BMI calculator below to find  child's BMI. But it's also important to talk to  child's doctor to help understand the results.

Starting when the child is 2 years old, the doctor will determine BMI at all routine checkups. Because BMI changes with age, doctors plot children's BMI measurements on standard gender-specific growth charts. Over several visits, the doctor is able to track child's growth pattern.Although not a perfect measure of body fat, BMI helps identify children who are gaining weight too slowly or too quickly.

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by sirajam munira -
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Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that uses height and weight to estimate how much body fat someone has. We can use the KidsHealth BMI calculator below to find  child's BMI. But it's also important to talk to  child's doctor to help understand the results.

Starting when the child is 2 years old, the doctor will determine BMI at all routine checkups. Because BMI changes with age, doctors plot children's BMI measurements on standard gender-specific growth charts. Over several visits, the doctor is able to track child's growth pattern.Although not a perfect measure of body fat, BMI helps identify children who are gaining weight too slowly or too quickly.

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by MD.Fuad Hasan Pulok -
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Yes ,we can use BMI for children.For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using BMI to screen for overweight and obesity in children beginning at 2 years old.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #What is a healthy BMI for a child?

Underweight: below the 5th percentile. Healthy Weight: 5th percentile to the 85th percentile. Overweight: 85th percentile to the 95th percentile. Obese: 95th percentile or higher. 


#How do you calculate BMI in children?
Calculating child's BMI
  1. Measure the child's weight in pounds.
  2. Measure the child's height in inches.
  3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

    
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by Sabrina Ahasan Reeti -

Ans:-BMI is an important measurement  used to determine whether any child is over weight, under weight or at a ideal weight for his or her age.So,we can use BMI for children.

Calculating child's BMI:-
1.Measure the child's weight in pounds.
2.Measure the child's height inches.
3.Calculate the BMI is dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.
The standard formula to calculate BMI is weight ÷ (height x height) x 703.
 
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by Humayra Mim -
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Yes we can use BMI for children.

For children and teen BMI is not a diagonostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health related issues. If have a high BMI for their age and sex a health care provider may perform further  assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem. The assessments might include skinfold thickness messurements evalutions of diet, physical activies, family history and other appropriate health screenings.

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by Ankhi Biswas -
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Ankhi Biswas

 Body mass index (BMI) is one way to estimate a person's body fat that takes into consideration the person's height. BMI is calculated using a person's weight and height. In children and teens, BMI is used to find out if a child or teen is underweight, of a healthy weight, overweight, or obese. A child's body fat changes with age. Also, girls and boys differ in their amount of body fat as they mature. This is why BMI for children, also known as BMI-for-age, includes gender and age.

This calculator gives an approximate BMI for children from ages 5 to 18. It will tell you if a child is underweight, at an ideal weight, at risk of being overweight, or is now overweight.

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by Nahida Yesmin -
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BMI stands for Body Mass Index.we can use BMI for children.BMI can be used continuously from age 2 to 20 years to screen for obesity, overweight or underweight.if children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

Calculating for child's BMI 

1. Measure the child's weight in pounds.

2. Measure the child's height in inches.

3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

By using this process we can calculate BMI for children.

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by Prema Saha -
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BMI estimates how much body fat we have. It's based on height and weight. But for kids, height and weight alone aren't as accurate as they are for adults. Because kids' body fat percentages change as they grow. Their BMIs vary based on their age and gender.For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using BMI to screen for overweight and obesity in children beginning at 2 years old. That's how we can use BMI for children.

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by Nazia 201-34-1089 -
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For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

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by Zinat Fatema Faruque -
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 For children and teens, BMI is evaluated using age- and gender-specific charts that take into account the different growth patterns for gender. Weight and the amount of fat in the body differ for boys and girls and those levels change as they grow taller and older.


These charts(link opens in new window) help health care providers determine how a child’s particular BMI reading compares to the readings of other U.S. children his or her age. The group is divided into percentiles that reflect whether a child is at a healthy weight, underweight, overweight or obese.

Children over age 2or teens whose BMI is : Less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight.

Between the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile are at a healthy weight.

In the 85th percentile to less than the 95th percentile are considered overweight.

Equal to, or greater than the 95th percentile are considered obese.

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by Shafiqul Islam Dilay -
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Body mass index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. It is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

For children and teens, BMI is age- and sex-specific and is often referred to as BMI-for-age. In children, a high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. Being underweight can also put one at risk for health issues.

A high BMI can indicate high body fatness. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but BMI is correlated with more direct measures of body fat 1,2,3.

For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using BMI to screen for overweight and obesity in children beginning at 2 years old. For children under the age of 2 years old, consult the World health Organisation standard.   

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by Safura Afrin Diba -
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For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using BMI to screen for overweight and obesity in children beginning at 2 years old. For children under the age of 2 years old, consult the World Health Organization standardsexternal icon.

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by Srejony bagchi -
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Yes, we can calculate BMI by Using baby's weight in pounds  and height in inches.  

Weight ÷ (height× height) ×703.          

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by Sabikun Naher Meem -
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Yes, we can use BMI for children. For children and teens, because BMI is not a diagnostic tool. We can be screened for potential weight and health-related issues Instead of BMI. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using BMI to screen for overweight and obesity in children beginning at 2 years old. 

Otherwise, we can calculate BMI by Using baby's weight in pounds and height in inches.  

Weight ÷ (height× height) ×703.

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by Aisha Siddika -
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 Yes, We can use BMI for children 

 For children and teens, BMI  is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is  used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

Calculating Child's BMI 

Measure the child's weight in pounds.

Measure the child's height in inches.

Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

The standard formula  to calculate Childs BMI is weight ÷ (height x height) x 703.


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by Peu Dhar -
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Of course, we can use BMI for children. We know BMI means body mass index. That means BMI is a persons weight in kelograms devided by the square of height in meters.It is an inexpensive and easy for weight categories that may lead to health problems,we also know children faces different  types of nutritional diseases and in children,a high amount of body fat can lead to weight related diseases and other health issue. But BMI is help to solve these type of issue. From BMI  we can know A child  is underweight,  overweight for his or her age.

The standard formula to calculate BMI is weight ÷ (height x height) x 703. To calculate this with imperial (pounds and inches) measurements:

Measure the child's weight in pounds.Measure the child's height in inches.Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

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by Israt Jahan Bristy -

BMI is important for baby also..so we can calculate Baby's BMI
BMI stands for Body Mass Index.we can use BMI for children.BMI can be used continuously from age 2 to 20 years to screen for obesity, overweight or underweight.if children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

Calculating for child's BMI 

1. Measure the child's weight in pounds.

2. Measure the child's height in inches.

3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

By using this process we can calculate BMI for children


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by Sadia Afrin Tama -
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We can use BMI for children.

 For children, BMI is not a diagnostic tool.Instead it is use to screen for potential weight and health - related  issues. BMI is calculated using the same method as adults, but is expressed, not as an absolute value,  but as a percentile which can be  obtained  from either a graph or a percentile calculator.  These  percentiles  express a child's BMI relative to other children of the same gender and age.  

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by Refa Tamanna -
BMI is an important tool to identify childhood obesity. Carrying extra weight as a child or teenager can pose significant health risks, both during childhood and into adulthood .
The rules of calculating children BMI :
1. Measure the child's weight in pounds.
2. Measure the child's height in inches.
3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

This is the standard formula to calculate BMI for children = weight ÷ (height x height) x 703.

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by Sanzida Zaman Mim -

How can we use BMI for children?

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For or children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

BMI For  A child:

Underweight: below the 5 th percentile

Healthy weight :5 th percentile  to the 85th percentile.

Over weight :85 percentile to the 95 percentile.

Calculating child's BMI:

1.Measure the child's weight in pounds.

2.Measure the child's height in inches.

3.Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

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by Dipto Proshad Sarker -
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BMI means body mass index . Extra fat is very bad for our health . It destroys our health condition . BMI is very helpful for measurements the body fat . Deciding weight in kg by height in meter square , we get BMI . BMI is very helpful for everyone . Extra fat is very harmful for children . It is harmful for children's proper growth . To know the fat condition , BMI is very helpful . But we need to convert the k.g in pound and meter in c.m . 

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by Tahamet Jahan Mishu -
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For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

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by Tasnim Reza Mahi -

We can use BMI for children by this calculation

  1. Measure the child's weight in pounds.
  2. Measure the child's height in inches.
  3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.
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by Tanjima Akter -

Body Mass Index is calculated using weight and height. BMI is an important tool to identify childhood obesity. For children BMI is age- and sex-specific and is often referred to as BMI-for-age. In children, a high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. BMI estimates how much body fat you have. It's based on height and weight. But for children height and weight alone aren't as accurate as they are for adults. Because children body fat percentages change as they grow. Their BMIs vary based on their age and gender.Firstly Measure height and weight of the child and Use the child calculater to calculate BMI. The BMI number is calculated using standard formulas.

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by Tanjima Akter -

Body Mass Index is calculated using weight and height. BMI is an important tool to identify childhood obesity. For children BMI is age- and sex-specific and is often referred to as BMI-for-age. In children, a high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. BMI estimates how much body fat you have. It's based on height and weight. But for children height and weight alone aren't as accurate as they are for adults. Because children body fat percentages change as they grow. Their BMIs vary based on their age and gender.Firstly Measure height and weight of the child and Use the child calculater to calculate BMI. The BMI number is calculated using standard formulas.

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by Proma Banik -
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The standard formula to calculate BMI is weight ÷ (height x height) x 703. ... Calculating Your Child's BMI Measure the child's weight in pounds. Measure the child's height in inches. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.
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by Sonia Afrose -

BMI-for-age is the measure that can be used continuously from age 2 to 20 years to screen for obesity, overweight, or underweight. BMI-for-age is not recommended for use in the United States before 2 years of age to screen for overweight, obesity, or underweight.


A high BMI can indicate high body fatness. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but BMI is correlated with more direct measures of body fat 1,2,3.

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by Israt Jahan (201-34-1094) -
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For children and teens, BMI is evaluated using age- and gender-specific charts that take into account the different growth patterns for gender. Weight and the amount of fat in the body differ for boys and girls and those levels change as they grow taller and older.

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by Rafi Ahmmad -
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For or children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

BMI For  A child:

Underweight: below the 5 th percentile

Healthy weight :5 th percentile  to the 85th percentile.

Over weight :85 percentile to the 95 percentile.

Calculating child's BMI:

1.Measure the child's weight in pounds.

2.Measure the child's height in inches.

3.Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703


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by MOHAMMAD EYAHYA -
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The reason for using BMI for chiInstead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

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by Nusrat Rahman -
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BMI-for-age is the measure that can be used continuously from age 2 to 20 years to screen for obesity, overweight, or underweight. BMI-for-age is not recommended for use in the United States before 2 years of age to screen for overweight, obesity, or underweight.

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by Habiba Ahmed -
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BMI is an important tool to identify childhood obesity.

Carrying extra weight as a child or teenager can pose significant health risks, both during childhood and into adulthood.

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by Nayma Jahan Sova -
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For children , BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

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by sumi 295 -
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Yes, we can use BMI for childen.

For children and teens BMI is  evaluated using age and gender spefic charts that take into account the different growth patterns for gender.

BMI is not measured in diagonis issus but it can earlä screening tool. Starting when child is 2 years old the doctor will determine BMI at all routine cheakups. BMI will change for age. If a child have a high BMI for age and gender.a health care provider may performed further assessmen. The American Academy of pedictics  recommendes using BMI to screening for overweight and obesity in children beginning  at the two years old

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by Nishat Tasnim -
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For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem.

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by Mahima Afroz -

For Children BMI is not a diagnostic tool. BMI is not recommended for use in the united states before 2 years of age to screen for overweight, obesity or underweight.

Underweight- Below the 5th percentile

Healthy Weight- 5th percentile to the 85th percentile.

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by Saifunnahar Bethi -
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Answer : Yes,  we can use BMI for children. Because BMI is an important tool to identify children obesity. BMI is measured differently in adults than in children, So it is important to use the proper calculator to find out years and child's separately. Carrying extra weight as a child can both during childhood and into adulthood.For children, BMI is not diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and gender, A health care provider may perform further assessment to determine if fat is a problems.BMI is a screening tool used to identify individuals who are underweight or overnight and obesity. 

 Healthy weight : BMI is equal to or greater than the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile for age, gender and height. 

Overweight : BMI is at or above the 85th percentile but less than the 95th percentile for age, gender and height. 

BMI is not used to diagnose health issues, but it can an early screening tool. Starting when child is 2 years old, the doctor will determine BMI at all routine checkups. Because BMI change with age. Doctors plot children's BMI measurements on standard gender specific growth charts.So BMI for age is the measure that can be used continuously from age 2 to 20 years to screen for obesity, overweight and underweight also.  

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by Abida Zaman -
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First measure the child's weight in pounds and height in inches.then calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703. 

Healthy BMI for a child:

Under weight:Below the 5th percentile

Healthy weight:5th percentile to the 85th percentile

Over weight:85th percentile to the 95th percentile

Obese:95th percentile or higher.                    


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by Mahmuda Huq -
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The process of  using BMI for children:

 

  1. Measure the child's weight in pounds.
  2. Measure the child's height in inches.
  3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.
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by Shayma Aziz -
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The standard formula to calculate BMI is weight ÷ (height x height) x 703.
For Calculating Children BMI
  1. Measure the children's weight in pounds.
  2. Measure the children's height in inches.
  3. Calculate the BMI by dividing the weight by the height squared and multiplying that total by 703.

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by Kowshik Mishra -
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BMI can be used for children to determine whether they are underweight or obese. It is an important tool for early nutritional screening. We can know the health condition of a child by calculating BMI and matching the result with the following data.

  • Those who are less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight.
  • Those who are between the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile are at a healthy weight.
  • Those who are in the 85th percentile to less than the 95th percentile are considered overweight.
  • And finally those who are equal to or greater than the 95th percentile are considered obese.
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by Umma kulsum Nilu -
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For children and teens, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. Instead it is used to screen for potential weight and health-related issues. If children have a high BMI for their age and sex, a health care provider may perform further assessments to determine if excess fat is a problem