Body Mass Index calculators work by multiplying the patient's weight in pounds by 703, then dividing that figure by the square of the patient's height in inches. BMI is a measure of the patient's overall body fat. More » Health Nutrition & Diets

The formula for calculating body mass index, or BMI, is weight in pounds divided by height in inches squared and then multiplied by 703, according to the CDC. This formula is identical for men, women and children. More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Body mass index is calculated by dividing a person's weight by her height. The resulting number is found on the BMI chart to estimate whether a person is in a healthy weight range, according to the Centers for Disease Co... More » Health Women's Health

BMI, which stands for Body Mass Index, is a measure of one's weight against one's height. It is found by dividing an individual's weight in metric by the square of their height in metric units. More »

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a convenient method of screening possible weight problems that is calculated by dividing mass in kilograms by the square of height in meters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention use... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Calculate a person's BMI by dividing his weight in pounds by his height in inches squared. Because the original calculations for BMI were done using the metric system, it is necessary to multiply the result by 703 in ord... More »

A standard Body Mass Index chart is available online at the American Cancer Society website, under the Normal Weight Ranges: Body Mass Index section. The chart is used by cross-referencing height with weight to determine... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels