How to determine BMI for this weight and height?

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Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi Dr. I am 5' 2.5" and weigh 108 pounds. Is this a good weight even though I have a small frame? If not how much should someone of this body type weigh?
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Answered by Dr. Divakara 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You have a normal weight.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.


Your body weight is absolutely fine. Body weight is determined by a parameter called Body Mass Index (BMI) which is calculated as follows :

BMI = Weight in kg/ Square of (height in meters).

By this formula your BMI comes around 20 which is absolutely normal . Normal range of BMI is 18-24 .

Hence you are maintaining a normal body weight and hence nothing extra needs to be done.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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