Children BMI

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.

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Percentile: 95
BMI: 20.7
Obesity level: 100% 95th perc.
Age: 7 years 11 months

Obesity Class 1

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.

What are childhood obesity threats?

  • Cardiovascular diseases - risk factors include high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels. Up to 70% of obese children have at least one increased risk factor.
  • Risk of impaired glucose metabolism, increased insulin resistance and development of type 2 diabetes
  • Orthopedic problems due to overloading of the joint system.
  • Fatty liver disease has become the most common liver disease in children
  • Disturbing self-esteem, disturbing relationships among children, child bullying, psychosocial stress - all this reduces the possibilities for future employment

What you need to do?

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.

Healthy lifestyle habits

  • offer your child healthy foods and unsweetened beverages in an appropriate amounts
  • the child should have a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day
  • ensure the child has enough regular sleep in a quiet environment
  • limit watching TV and other electronic devices for up to 2 hours a day
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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.