Do you know what your current BMI is? Do you think that it is correct for Black Women? An obese person is one that has accumulated an excessive amount of body fat which could have a higher risk for negative effects on their health.

If a person’s body weight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight.

If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese. Body Mass Indexor BMI, is a measure of body fat based on your weight and height. To calculate your BMI, enter your weight and height into the fields below. Do you think that your BMI is correct?

    If your BMI is 30 or more, or is 27 or more with a weight-related medical condition (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol), before you enter into any weight loss program, ask your healthcare provider about the best fitness program to help you achieve your weight-loss goals.Updated data when available, Excel, PDF, more data years, and standard errors: See Table #68 at…http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2012.htm#068 and http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2012/068.pdf[Data are based on measured height and weight of a sample of the civilian non- institutionalized population]