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Body Mass Index

Synonyms: 
BMI

Adult Body Mass Index (BMI) in Windsor-Essex County, 2007-2012

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat that is based on height and weight. BMI scores classify individuals into categories such as underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese class I, II, or III. BMI categories are associated with health. Individuals who are underweight or overweight are at increased risk of developing health problems. Individuals in the obese class I category are at high risk of developing health problems, individuals in obese class II are at very high risk, and individuals in obese class III are at extremely high risk.