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    What is BMI?

    Published on 2017-05-18

    BMI stands for Body Mass Index (BMI) and is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual. BMI is calculated using the formula below:

     Body mass divided by the square of body height. 

    BMI is universally expressed in units of kg/m2, resulting from weight in kilograms and height in meters. If pounds and inches are used, a conversion factor of 703 (kg/m2)/(lb/in2) must be applied.

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