Are You Obese or Morbidly Obese?
Overweight or obese is considered when an individual has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. BMI with its acronym in English BMI (Body Mass Index) is a calculation that relates weight to height, and is the most practical way to determine the ideal weight and the degree of overweight or obesity.
Being morbidly obese means that excess weight is putting your life at risk. You are considered morbidly obese when:
• Has more than 50 pounds over their ideal weight.
• Your BMI is 35 or more.
• Your BMI is 30 or greater, and this condition is associated with other obesity-related threatening his life complications.
Calculate your Body Mass Index
The Body Mass Index (BMI) measures body fat content in relation to height and weight that applies to both men and women.
Underweight = less than 18.5
Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater