- WHO recommends using BMI as an index of being overweight or obese. BMI Correlates well with risk of obesity related medical complications.
- BMI = Weight (kg)/ Height (m2)
- It is Important to use Age & Sex related BMI charts in children.
- BMI > 95th percentile for age and sex is interpreted as Obesity
- BMI between 85th-95th percentile for age and sex is interpreted as “Overweight” or “at risk for obesity”.
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