Introduction

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person‘s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

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Content Source: Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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