MHLU - Health Status Resource

Body Mass Index

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a ratio of weight to height (kg/m2) and is considered the most useful indicator of population health risk associated with both overweight and underweight. (Health Canada, 2003)

Normal weight – BMI 18.5-24.9

Overweight – BMI 25.0-29.9

Obese – BMI 30.0 and above