Asians and asian americans may have increased health risks at a lower bmi. Therefore, the outcomes of this bmi calculator was designed specifically for asian and asian american adults. Bmi cutoff points on this chart are lower than those defined by national institutes of health (nih). Bmi may not apply to athletes who tend to have large muscle. This calculator computes the body mass index and rates it appropriately for men, women, children, juveniles and seniors. The sbmi an index that has been developed four years ago especially for this calculator serves for this purpose. Japanese bmi calculator reflects the recommendations to low the normal and overweight bmi threshold for asians to 23. Japanese redefined obesity and japanese bmi calculator is tuned to national definition of obesity as bmi more than 25. For children and young people aged 2 to 18, the bmi calculator takes into account age and gender as well as height and weight. Overweight children are thought to be at increased risk of a variety of health conditions, and theyre also more likely to be overweight as adults. Body mass index (bmi) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Enter your weight and height using standard or metric measures. Use this tool to calc ulate your body mass index (bmi) now to know your health risk. A bmi value of 23 and above indicates that your weight is outside of the healthy weight range for your height. For asian americans, lower bmi values than in non-asian populations may indicate overweight and obese. Many have suggested that for asian americans, a bmi less than 18. The body mass index (bmi) calculator can be used to calculate your bmi value and weight status while taking your age into consideration. Use the metric units tab if you are more comfortable with the international standard metric units. Appropriate body-mass index for asian populations and its implications for policy and intervention strategies who expert consultation public health the lancet vol 363 january 10, 2004 www.