The BMI (IMC in French) is only an indicator among others and can't justify by itself changes to your diet, without first consulting a medical doctor.
The BMI is calculated by dividing your height by the square of your weight.
It gives an indication of the balance between you height and your weight, and may be useful to initiate adjustments
to your habits if needed.
Our BMI calculator is free to use and easy to read as you can interpret your result directly on the gauge.
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Please note that in Singapore, the BMI health risk ranges of values have been adapted to medical studies showing that compared to Caucasians with the same BMI, many Asian populations, including Singaporeans, have a higher proportion of body fat and an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The BMI ranges for Singapore are therefore focused on health risk rather than weight. Their interpretation is as follows:
|less than 18.4||Risk of developing problems such as nutritional deficiency and osteoporosis|
|from 18.5 to 22.9||Low Risk (healthy range)|
|from 23.0 to 27.4||Moderate risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes|
|more than 27.5||High risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes|
For children, BMI interpretation is based on graphs representing percentiles of children at the same age. There are no fixed ranges like for adults as children's corpulence normality varies depending on their age. Consult a medical doctor if you have any doubt about the corpulence of your child.
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