Body Mass Index (BMI) is a Popular Anthropometric Tool to Measure Obesity Among Adults


  • Devajit Mohajan Department of Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Haradhan Kumar Mohajan Department of Mathematics, Premier University, Chittagong, Bangladesh


Body mass index, underweight, overweight, obesity


This paper tries to discuss aspects of Body Mass Index (BMI) that represents an index of body fat content in human, and is extensively used worldwide to measure different grades of obesity. BMI is simple, inexpensive and non-intrusive method of screening for weight categories. It is directly related to various morbidity and premature mortality in many nations irrespective of age, sex, social status, and ethnicity. This study also tries to show some drawbacks of body mass index that arise due to gender, age, social status, and ethnic differences; and also for confidence on self-reported values of weight and height for BMI measurement. At present underweight, overweight, obesity, physical inactivity, and unhealthy eating habits are all responsible for the various non-communicable diseases. The aim of the study is to discuss aspects of BMI in brief.




How to Cite

Devajit Mohajan, & Haradhan Kumar Mohajan. (2023). Body Mass Index (BMI) is a Popular Anthropometric Tool to Measure Obesity Among Adults. ournal of nnovations in edical esearch, 2(4), 25–33. etrieved from