**BMI**, or **Body Mass Index** is a measure of body mass based on a person’s weight and height. It basically indicates if your body weight is healthy in comparison to your height. It shows whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. It can be important to know your BMI value so that you can work on your health and stay away from diseases that can be caused by very high or very low body fat or mass.

**Formula for BMI is as following:**

BMI = Weight (kg) Ã· Height (m)^{2}

Where:

BMI is Body Mass Index

Weight is in Kilograms

Height is in meters.

The BMI calculator, which uses lbs. and inches, is also called the BMI calculator (Imperial System) or BMI calculator (US Units). In this **BMI calculator pounds and inches**, the input values required are **weight in pounds (lbs)** and **height in inches**, and then the calculator converts the values into the required units and gives you the correct BMI value in kg/m2. With the help of the below BMI chart, you can check the BMI value and category you fall into. Based on the BMI value, you can be categorized as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

### BMI Index Chart:

BMI chart shows the body weight based BMI values for adults which are recommended by World Health Organization (WHO). These BMI values can be used by both men and women who are 20 years or older in age.

Classification | BMI Value (Kg/m^{2}) |

Severe Thinness | < 16 |

Moderate Thinness | 16 – 17 |

Mild Thinness | 17 – 18.5 |

Normal | 18.5 – 25 |

Overweight | 25 – 30 |

Obese Class I | 30 – 35 |

Obese Class II | 35 – 40 |

Obese Class III | 40 |

*BMI Index Chart*

Note:

**If you want to calculate BMI is Kg and cm, you can click here.**

**if you want to calculate BMI in Kg and ft (feet), you can click here.**