Advances in BMI Test

The Body mass index (BMI), or Quetelet index, is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual. The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height. BMI values are age-independent and the same for both sexes. However, BMI may not correspond to the same degree of fatness in different populations due, in part, to different body proportions. The health risks associated with increasing BMI are continuous and the interpretation of BMI gradings in relation to risk may differ for different populations. It is normal for children to have different amounts of body fat at different ages, and for girls and boys to have different amounts of body fat. So in children and teens, the healthy range for BMI varies based on age and gender.


BMI is proportional to mass and inversely proportional to the square of the height. So, if all body dimensions double, and mass scales naturally with the cube of the height, then BMI doubles instead of remaining the same.


BMI range


< 18.5

Normal Range


Overweight—At Risk


Overweight—Moderately Obese


Overweight—Severely Obese

≥ 30.0


  • Calculating Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Calculating Body Fat Percentage
  • New Technologies in the Assessment
  • Assessment of Glucose and Fat Metabolism
  • BMI for Children
  • BMI for Men
  • BMI for Women

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