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# Body Mass for Women calculator

BMI is a measure of the degree of leanness or corpulence of a person determined by their height and weight and is meant to determine the amount of tissue mass. It is commonly utilized as a general measure of whether an individual is healthy in body size or height.

In particular, the figure derived by calculating BMI is used to define the person’s weight as underweight, normal weight average weight, overweight or obese based on it is that their value falls within.

The categories of BMI depend on various factors such as age, region, and location and can be further divided into subcategories like severely overweight or extremely obese.

Being overweight or overweight could have significant negative health effects and therefore, even though BMI isn’t a perfect measurement of healthy body weight but it can serve as an indicator of whether additional tests or actions are required. See the table below for the various categories determined by BMI which are utilized to calculate BMI.

### BMI formula

Below are the equations used for calculating BMI in the International System of Units (SI) and the US customary system (USC) using a 5’10”, 160-pound individual as an example:

USC Units:
BMI = 703 ×
 mass (lbs) height2 (in)
= 703 ×
 160 702
= 22.96
 kg m2
SI, Metric Units:
BMI =
 mass (kg) height2 (m)
=
 72.57 1.782
= 22.90
 kg m2