# Body Mass Index Children Europe

This module calculates Body Mass Index for children up to 18 and classifies the result according to the guidelines accepted by most European countries.

Instructions:
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.

Background:

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".

#25 Alex 2016-09-19 16:02
Im 12 years old, soon 13
152 cm
46.8 kg
76 cm waist
Am I healthy or Im overweight?
#24 Petra 2015-12-28 10:50
Hi! I have been suffering from AN this past year but I am recovering since july. This week I turn 14 and I have 175cm. I was always "underweight' even at my pre ed weight bc that is how I am. I remember doing a bmi test with dad for fun when I was 11-12 and I had a bmi 16.3. My highest weight was 49.7 kg. Now I eat 3000 calories and I gain very slow. A month ago I had 46kg but now I have 46.8-46.9. Is that normal to eat such a big aount of food? I used to eat about like this, I do not remember well... Any recommandations ?
#23 T 2015-02-23 11:47
I'm almost 14
75kg
165 pounds
168cm
5 foot 6
Bust: 38"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 38"
#22 rabia 2015-02-05 10:43
5 feet 1 inches,
85 lbs,
165 cm
38 kg..
i turn 19 in 24th march,

does someone knows the signs of anorexic
bcause i feel like i am to get it..
#21 Anne 2014-12-31 19:41
I'm 14 years old, and nobody has told me that I was too skinny. I weigh 41.7kg and my height is 5 foot 1. Is this not normal?
#20 paige2 2014-07-31 00:36
Quoting Chimmy:
I'm 11 years old
My height is 5'5 or 165m
My weight 53kg
My hips 33 inches
My waist 27
My bust 36
The back of my leg (chubby bit ) 14 inches
My arms 10
My thighs 18
My BMI 19.3

you are perfect xx
#19 paige 2014-07-31 00:32
Quoting shannon dunne:
Am I fat I'm 10 and I'm 5ft 2 inches and I'm 34kgs
Thanks.

u r a normal weight
#18 Noel 2014-07-16 21:23
i'm 118lbs,5,5 or 5,8 inbetween there. is my weight normal i hate how skinny i am,i'm a guy,i always eat when i'm hungry i never strave myself how do i gain weight i tried everything????
#17 Mina 2014-07-04 10:02
Quoting Kate:
You two are making me terrified. Your BMIs are both under 15 which is classed as 'emaciated'. Under BMI 17.5 is the marker for anorexia. Under BMI 15.5 is when people are forced to go to hospital.

You both are very far from normal. This calculator is messed up; below 18.5 is underweight. Below 17.5 is thought of as 'anorexia'. Below 15 is severe emaciation (risk of heart failure and death).

Quoting Kate:
You two are making me terrified. Your BMIs are both under 15 which is classed as 'emaciated'. Under BMI 17.5 is the marker for anorexia. Under BMI 15.5 is when people are forced to go to hospital.

You both are very far from normal. This calculator is messed up; below 18.5 is underweight. Below 17.5 is thought of as 'anorexia'. Below 15 is severe emaciation (risk of heart failure and death).

I'm sorry but I'm a BMI of 15.3 and nobody is rushing me off to hospital any time soon.
#16 shannon dunne 2014-07-03 16:53
Am I fat I'm 10 and I'm 5ft 2 inches and I'm 34kgs
Thanks.
#15 Sd 2014-04-30 18:18
I'm 14, 5'4 and around 150 160 pounds (64-66kg) am I like seriously obese? Can someone please tell me? Or know how I could loose weight? I would like my weight around 110 pounds, I may feel thinner then!
#14 Olivia 2014-01-15 16:41
I'm 11 years old I weigh 41kg, I'm 153cm tall and I am extremely scared I'm overweight. I got out of the 20's zone (for weight) when I was 9 and I don't know if 41kg Is too much :(I'm trying to eat less. My BMI is 17.3. Someone tell me if I'm overweight or not because I'm really worrying about my weight
i'm 13 and weigh 63 kg's . and a height of 170
i do not have a flat stomach but then i am not fat either ,and my legs are sorta chubby . but most of all i have stretch marks on my hips is that because im over weight or growing to fast ?
am i fat ?
#12 Ryan 2013-09-25 22:39
Quoting Kitty:
Quoting mary ann:
I'm 12 years old and my height is 1.74 and I'm 43 kg. Am I too fat?!?!

Mary you are seriously anorexic. My BMI is 20,1 and I think It's very low. My stomach is flat. So I have risk for anorexia.

you obviously dont know what anorexia is.
#11 Jimmy 2013-09-16 15:01
LOL My bmi is ten million
#10 Chimmy 2013-07-09 10:33
I'm 11 years old
My height is 5'5 or 165m
My weight 53kg
My hips 33 inches
My waist 27
My bust 36
The back of my leg (chubby bit ) 14 inches
My arms 10
My thighs 18
My BMI 19.3
#9 Jo 2013-05-15 13:53
I'd like to point out that according to this, "Normal Weight" for a 16 year old 1.74m height is anywhere from 1 to 73. Yes, you read that right. From 1 kg...
#8 Izyw 2013-03-20 17:33
Quoting Nick Miller:
Im 491 stone, i cant get out of bed. But i will stand for this website calling me obese

Nick I think it's time to cut down on the maccies
#7 Nick Miller 2013-03-13 11:44
Im 491 stone, i cant get out of bed. But i will stand for this website calling me obese
#6 Kane Arthur The III 2013-03-13 11:41
I way 151kg, im 43. Im afraid.
#5 Kitty 2013-03-07 15:44
Quoting mary ann:
I'm 12 years old and my height is 1.74 and I'm 43 kg. Am I too fat?!?!

Mary you are seriously anorexic. My BMI is 20,1 and I think It's very low. My stomach is flat. So I have risk for anorexia.
#4 Jessica 2013-02-28 19:50
Quoting Kate:
You two are making me terrified. Your BMIs are both under 15 which is classed as 'emaciated'. Under BMI 17.5 is the marker for anorexia. Under BMI 15.5 is when people are forced to go to hospital.

You both are very far from normal. This calculator is messed up; below 18.5 is underweight. Below 17.5 is thought of as 'anorexia'. Below 15 is severe emaciation (risk of heart failure and death).

Yes, It's correct. It says normal weight but I think I am unhealthy because I have got very big boobs, small waist and hip.

Bust : 35 inches
Waist : 22 inches
Hip : 32 inches.

My age is 13 and I am too skinny.

Note : 1.78 height 67 kgs
#3 Kate 2012-10-04 13:18
You two are making me terrified. Your BMIs are both under 15 which is classed as 'emaciated'. Under BMI 17.5 is the marker for anorexia. Under BMI 15.5 is when people are forced to go to hospital.

You both are very far from normal. This calculator is messed up; below 18.5 is underweight. Below 17.5 is thought of as 'anorexia'. Below 15 is severe emaciation (risk of heart failure and death).
#2 mary ann 2011-10-25 11:56
I'm 12 years old and my height is 1.74 and I'm 43 kg. Am I too fat?!?!
#1 Lydia 2010-08-05 21:40
Im twelve years old and i thought 45 kg was alot for my age and a height of 170 but it turns out im normal :-) x No diet 4 me ! :-) x
( Wii fit does NOt give you the correct BMI ! )