Body Mass Index Children Europe
1. Enter values for gender, age, height and weight.
2. The result is interpreted within three categories: Normal weight, Overweight and Obesity.
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".
Cole TJ, Bellizi MC, Flegal KM et al. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey. BMJ 2000; 320:240-3.