The BMI calculation was originally known as the Quetelet index as it was initially developed around 1830 by the Belgian Adolphe Quetelet. This valuable formula is used worldwide and is generally widely accepted as a fairly accurate measurement of identifying weight problems. The result of the BMI calculator generally groups each individual into one of the four following categories: underweight, normal, overweight, or obese.
In addition to using our BMI calculator at the bottom of this page, you might want to try calculating your BMI yourself. The formula to determine your own body mass index can be seen in the box below.
(Weight in Pounds / (Height in inches) x (Height in inches) ) x 703
Use this calculator to determine if you are at a healthy weight. Enter your height and weight in the respective boxes and click Calculate to determine your BMI. After getting your BMI number, compare to the following basic data to see where you fit in: Underweight Below 18.5, Normal 18.5 – 24.9, Overweight 25.0 – 29.9, Obesity 30.0 and Above.