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What is anthropometry?

Study and technique of taking measurements of the human body.


How do you calculate the body mass index?

BMI = weight / height squared


What are the ranges for BMI?

Underweight: <18.5
Normal: 18.5-24.9 (18.5-23.0 if Asian background)
Overweight: 25.0-29.9
Obese: 30.0 and over


What is the Waist to hip ratio and how is it calculated?

-Measure waist circumference of the waist at the narrowest point of the abdomen. (b/t 12th rib and top of iliac crest)
- Hip circumference is at the most protuberent part of the buttock region.

WHR = waist circumference / hip circumference