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Interpreting BMI Calculations for Adults and Children

A Reminder About Using Adult BMI Criteria to Interpret BMI in Children

The adult BMI calculator provides only the BMI number and not the BMI age- and sex-specific percentile that is used to interpret body mass index and determine the weight category for children and teens. It is not appropriate to use the BMI weight status categories for adults to interpret numbers for children and teens.
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