This BMI calculator shows an initial information about the weight status of the child only. In any case, it is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice.
This child is already in the category of “class 1 obesity”, i.e. moderate obesity. An obese child who will not change his or /her habits, is highly likely to become obese in adulthood as well. He or she is at risk from the health consequences described below. It is recommended to start treatment for childhood obesity. Contact your pediatrician and follow his or her recommendation.
The figure on the dial indicates the degree of childhood obesity. It expresses the percentage of obesity limit (95th percentile in the CDC BMI chart) for the specified age and gender. This makes it possible to identify 3 subgroups of obesity and to determine future health risks. The procedure is based on highly reputable medical sources. See Bibliography.
Help your child to achieve the right, i.e. "healthy" weight by modifying their current lifestyle. Consult your doctor about necessary changes in diet and exercise regimen. Under his guidance, carefully monitor the development of your child's BMI. A single BMI value can not accurately describe the weight status of the child. The children's BMI varies with age and therefore the trend of developing BMI in the child even further reflects on the future weight and future health risks.
Rapid change of the BMI percentile up and down should also be treated as a cause for consulting a specialist.
This BMI calculator provides initial information about the weight status of the child. In any case, it is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. On the contrary, it is intended to bring the child for expert consultation if a deviation from the normal development of the child is detected. BMI is a parameter calculated from height and weight and only indirectly indicates the amount of fat in the body. More accurate assessment requires examination by a trained health professional.