How Do You Know if You're Obese or Overweight?
For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using your weight and height to calculate a number called your “Body Mass Index” or BMI. For most people, BMI is a good indicator of their amount of body fat. An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight, and an adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. To calculate your BMI, click here.
For children and teens, BMI ranges and calculations are done differently and they take into account the normal differences in body fat between girls and boys, as well as differences at various ages. To calculate your child's BMI, click here.