How to Calculate BMI for a Woman

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With knowledge of your weight and height, you can easily calculate your BMI.
With knowledge of your weight and height, you can easily calculate your BMI. (Image: scale image by jedphoto from Fotolia.com)

The body mass index (BMI) is used to determine a person's body fat. While the BMI may have shortcomings--for example, it fails to distinguish the weight of muscle from fat--it is frequently used to evaluate one's health. BMIs are also a useful tool to determine who can benefit from weight loss. A BMI is calculated using height and weight. With some basic information and simple math, a woman can easily figure out her BMI.

Things You'll Need

  • Scale
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Calculator or paper and pencil

Weigh yourself on a scale and write down the number.

Weight is the first number in calculating your BMI.
Weight is the first number in calculating your BMI. (Image: scale image by jedphoto from Fotolia.com)

Measure your height. Note the unit of measurement, whether in feet and inches or meters.

Tape measures can be used in finding your height.
Tape measures can be used in finding your height. (Image: measurement image by Kimberly Reinick from Fotolia.com)

Calculate your BMI using the standard formula: Divide your weight, in pounds or kilograms, by height squared, in inches or meters, and multiply by a conversion factor of 703. For example, a female who weighs 130 pounds and is 5 feet 4 inches tall would divide 130 by 64 squared. The result would be multiplied by 703, giving her a BMI of 22.31.

Use a calculator to quickly figure out your BMI.
Use a calculator to quickly figure out your BMI. (Image: Mathematik image by bbroianigo from Fotolia.com)

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