Input data  your weight and height
Do you want to enter  
Height (centimeters)  
Weight (kilograms) 
Result  Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI Body Mass Index  
BMI factor  24.2  
Which means (according to WHO)  normal (BMI at desired level)  
WHO table position (World Health Organization) 
 
Recommendations according to WHO  According to WHO, your weight is correct. Keep it up :)  
What if you lose or gain weight 

Some facts
 BMI (body mass index) also known as Quetelet index  is used to estimate a healthy body weight based on a person's height, assuming an average body composition.
 Body mass index is defined as the individual's body weight divided by the square of height.
The formula is:
$BMI = \frac{m}{h^2}$where:
 m  body mass [kg],
 h  body height [m],
 The BMI factor is generally used as approximation of body fat level.
 m  body mass [kg],
 High BMI (overweight and obese) causes increased risk for many diseases and/or health conditions, including the following (according to wikipedia):
 Hypertension
 Dyslipidemia (for example, high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides)
 Type 2 diabetes
 Coronary heart disease
 Stroke
 Gallbladder disease
 Osteoarthritis
 Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
 Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
 Hypertension
 The BMI formula is simple: all inputs for the formula are just weight and height. It can be calculated quickly and without expansive equipment.
However BMI ignores many individual factors such as: frame size, muscularity, etc. It also ignores specific conditions of athlete, child, the elderly, the infirm, pregnant etc.
 BMI categories (according to BMI value):
 < 15  starvation (very severely underweight)
 15  17.5  severely underweight
 17.5  18.5  underweight
 18.5  25  normal (BMI at desired level)
 25  30  overweight
 30  35  Obese Class I (moderately obese)
 35  40  Obese Class II (severely obese)
 > 40  Obese Class III (very severely obese)
 < 15  starvation (very severely underweight)
How to use this tool
 Select which units type you want to use: metric (kilogrames and meters) or USlike (pounds, feet and inches).
 Then just enter your height and weight into corresponding input fields.
 Read the resulting BMI factor. Read also the exact meaning of the factor from the table just below input fields.
What is the meaning of each calculator field ?
 units  in first window, you can select the unit type. Do you want to enter kilos and centimeters (most of the world)? or pounds and feet (uk/usa)?
 height  enter your height here, for example: 180.
 weight  enter your weight here, for example: 70.
 BMI factor  at first place  the BMI number itself. The BMI displayed here is computed according to WHO standard formula.
 Which means  this is your BMI said in words. The description of your BMI is entered here. For example: underweight.
 WHO classification table  all possible BMI classifications (according to WHO) are listed here. Your level is marked with special color.
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Links to external sites (leaving Calculla?)
 BMI at wikipedia
 Calculate BMI  another online calculator for BMI
Ancient version of this site  links
In December 2016 the Calculla website has been republished using new technologies and all calculators have been rewritten. Old version of the Calculla is still available through this link: v1.calculla.com. We left the version 1 of Calculla untouched for archival purposes.
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