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How to Calculate a Body Mass Index (BMI)


Published: 10 June 2019

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Ausmed Explains... How to Calculate a Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement used to classify weight.

It is calculated as the ratio of weight in kilograms (kg) divided by height in metres-squared (m2), i.e.:

BMI = WEIGHT (kg) / HEIGHT (m2).

How about calculating your own BMI? Find out what it means by comparing your results to the table in the video.

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6 Total Rating(s)

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Brooke HIRA
31 Jul 2019

Very quick and easy to follow.

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Anne Podmore
01 Jul 2019

Very clear and concise, Good to have as a reference.

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Michelle mckillop
01 Jul 2019

good basic overview of BMI calculation and interpretation

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Clare Bock
15 Jun 2019

A basic 1 min refresher of a nursing assessment skill

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Catherine Papadopoulos
15 Jun 2019

Not very insightful, google supplies this information readily