Body Mass Index Children Europe
1. Enter values for gender, height and weight.
2. The result is interpreted within three categories: Normal weight, Overweight abd Obesity.
3. The number under "Limits for this age" reprecents the age specifik upper limit for Normal weight and Overweighth.
The European norms are based on calculating the percentiles at each age, that would correspond to BMI 25 and BMI 30 at age 18. A reference material from several countries is used - also from non-European countries.
Important: The BMI guidelines based on this source are not used to define "underweight" as BMI is a very poor predictor for this in children. Therefore, the term "Normal weight" should be interpreted as "Not overweight".