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## What is a good percentile for BMI?

What is a BMI percentile and how is it interpreted?

Weight Status Category | Percentile Range |
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Underweight | Less than the 5th percentile |

Healthy Weight | 5th percentile to less than the 85th percentile |

Overweight | 85th to less than the 95th percentile |

Obesity | Equal to or greater than the 95th percentile |

## How do you figure out BMI percentile?

BMI is calculated using your child’s weight and height and is then used to find the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile for your child’s age and sex. BMI-for-age percentile shows how your child’s weight compares to that of other children of the same age and sex.

## Is 95th percentile good for BMI?

A child’s weight status is different from adult BMI categories….BMI for Children and Teens.

Weight Status Category | Percentile Range |
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Healthy Weight | 5th percentile to less than the 85th percentile |

Overweight | 85th to less than the 95th percentile |

Obesity | 95th percentile or greater |

## How to find BMI percentile?

Overweight is defined as a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for children and teens of the same age and sex. Obesity is defined as a BMI at or above the 95th percentile for children and teens of the same age and sex. BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters.

## How do you calculate percent BMI?

There is a standard formula to calculate your BMI which goes as follow -. BMI = Weight in Kilograms divided by Height (in meters) x Height (in meters) Once you put all the figures in the formula, you will arrive at a two digit number. If your BMI is between 18.5 to 24.9, you fall under the normal weight range.

## What is the normal BMI percentile?

For adults, an ideal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. A person with a BMI over 24.9 is considered overweight. A person with a BMI under 18.5 is considered underweight. For children, a healthy BMI is between the 5th and 85th percentiles.

## Is a 5th percentile a normal BMI?

Normal or healthy weight weight status is based on BMI between the 5 th and 85 th percentile on the CDC growth chart. It is difficult to provide healthy weight ranges for children and teens because the interpretation of BMI depends on weight, height, age, and sex.