## BMI

My current weight is 61.7KG and my height is 1.62m, what is my BMI and how is the BMI calculated?

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###### Our expert says:
DietDoc

Dear Claire
To calculate your BMI you multiply your height in metres by your height in metres (1,62 x 1,62 = 2,62). Then divide your weight in kg (61.7) by the 2,62, thus 61.7/2,62 = 23,5. This BMI falls nicely within the normal range (18-25), so your weight is close to ideal.
Best regards
DietDoc

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###### Posted by: Sarki | 2009/05/13

I am 59 years of age and weigh 137.7 Kg my height is 1.75 : if I work out my BMI I get 45 I need to have knee replacement on both legs and the specialist will not even consider they feel my BMI should be 20 and less
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