Measuring Weight and Obesity

Many forms of measurement are used when measuring obesity. The most common form of measurement is Body Mass Index (BMI). Below, you will find a BMI calculator that you can use to determine your BMI and a weight chart to determine your weight status category.

BMI is a number calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by his or her height in meters squared. BMI is used in determining obesity. Below, enter the correct information in the fields to calculate your BMI. A BMI chart is also provided to determine the correct classification.

Remember, there is no perfect method to measuring weight status. It is important to talk with a healthcare professional about your weight.


Weight Category
Severe Obesity
< 18.5
18.5 – 24.9
25 – 29.9
30 – 39.9

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