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Body Mass Index for Women

BMI Calculator for Women

This is the BMI calculator for women, the tool to help you calculate whether you have a healthy BMI for women, or an obese BMI. By using the BMI calculation formula, we’ll provide an answer to the questions: “What is my BMI?” and “What is good BMI for women?”. We will also explain in detail all of the BMI charts for women, the BMI ranges for women and explore why it is important to keep a normal BMI. So read on if you’re interested in the BMI scale and learning more about the BMI charts for females. Welcome to our BMI calculator for females!

The Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator can be used to calculate BMI value and corresponding weight status while taking age into consideration. Use the “Metric Units” tab for the International System of Units or the “Other Units” tab to convert units into either US or metric units. Note that the calculator also computes the Ponderal Index in addition to BMI, both of which are discussed below in detail.

BMI introduction

BMI is a measurement of a person’s leanness or corpulence based on their height and weight, and is intended to quantify tissue mass. It is widely used as a general indicator of whether a person has a healthy body weight for their height. Specifically, the value obtained from the calculation of BMI is used to categorize whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese depending on what range the value falls between. These ranges of BMI vary based on factors such as region and age, and are sometimes further divided into subcategories such as severely underweight or very severely obese. Being overweight or underweight can have significant health effects, so while BMI is an imperfect measure of healthy body weight, it is a useful indicator of whether any additional testing or action is required. Refer to the table below to see the different categories based on BMI that is used by the calculator.

Normal BMI for women and why separate it from men

When it comes to health and well-being, we are all equally concerned. Why, then, do we make the distinction between men and women? The truth is that, despite all of us being equally involved in health issues, we are not the exact same physically. So when we talk about health issues it is important to make a distinction between different population groups. As you will see later, it is not only about women vs men, within each sex we also divide them further, into age groups, to obtain the best comparison possible.

We have created 5 different BMI calculators, one for each of the four major BMI groups (children, teenagers, women, and men) as well as a general one, for good measure. If you have landed in this calculator but you are not an adult woman, here is a list of all the BMI calculators we have made with links, so that you can use the one that applies to you:

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