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.
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.
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.