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BMI Report Cards: A Path to Weight Stigma

BMI Report Cards Path Weight Stigma
BMI Report Cards: A Path to Weight Stigma

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a mathematical formula based off the height and weight of a person, and allows for comparison of one person or population against what is considered normal body weight composition, and can be useful for tracking trends.  BMI is often used to classify a person into weight categories such as underweight, normal, overweight, obese and morbidly obese.  In children, BMI takes into consideration age and uses percentiles, but still yields numbers which can be categorized on the same scale (Ikeda, 2006).

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