dr Swati Kanodia
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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  • WHO recommends using BMI as an index of being overweight or obese. BMI Correlates well with risk of obesity related medical complications.
  • BMI = Weight (kg)/ Height (m2)
  • It is Important to use Age & Sex related BMI charts in children.
  • BMI > 95thpercentile for age and sex is interpreted as Obesity
  • BMI between 85th-95thpercentile for age and sex is interpreted as “Overweight” or “at risk for obesity”.


Posted On: 10/11/2018

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