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BMI Range Guide
The calculation are based on WHO recommendations:
Underweight = <18.5
Normal BMI Range= 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI is an estimate of
body fat and a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat. The higher your BMI,
the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes,
gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.
Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:
- It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
- It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle.
If BMI exceeds 45 kg/m2, the cost of obesity/overweight surgeries by means of laparoscopic sleave gastrectomy is covered by the CCHI medical insurance up to SR 20,000.