- by Dr Paramesh S
- 2 Shares
- Oct 11 2017
Assessment of body weight
An adult weighing 10 per cent more than the standard weight is overweight and 20 per cent more is obese.
% Body weight excess of normal Degree of Obesity
100 very severe
2. BODY MASS INDEX (BMI): Also called as Quetlet Index.
|Metric Units: BMI = Weight (kg) / (Height (m) x Height (m))|
|English Units: BMI = Weight (lb) / (Height (in) x Height (in)) x 703|
BMI range – kg/m2
|Very severely underweight||less than 15||less than 0.60|
|Severely underweight||from 15.0 to 16.0||from 0.60 to 0.64|
|Underweight||from 16.0 to 18.5||from 0.64 to 0.74|
|Normal (healthy weight)||from 18.5 to 25||from 0.74 to 1.0|
|Overweight||from 25 to 30||from 1.0 to 1.2|
|Obese Class I (Moderately obese)||from 30 to 35||from 1.2 to 1.4|
|Obese Class II (Severely obese)||from 35 to 40||from 1.4 to 1.6|
|Obese Class III (Very severely obese)||over 40||over 1.6|
3. WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE:
It is the most practical tool, a clinician can use to evaluate a patient’s abdominal fat before and during weight loss treatment.
High risk waist circumference:
Men : >40 inches (>102 cm)
Women : >35 inches (>88 cm)
4. WAIST TO HIP RATIO:
The predominant distribution of fat in an obese person, whether in the upper part of the body, may determine the disease pattern.
Use a flexible measuring tape to take your waist and hip measurements. Stand straight, relaxed and do not hold your breath in.
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