* Right! *

*BMI = w/h*^{2} where:

*w* = weight in kilograms (pounds divided by 2.2)

*h* = height in meters (inches divided by 39.4)

*OR:* BMI = Weight in pounds divided by ( height in inches times height in inches ) times 703. That is (in Imperial units): *BMI = w/h*^{2} x 703

*For Adults;*

• below 18 on the BMI scale is considered anorexic.

• between 19 & 25 is *"good"*.

• 26 to 30 is considered overweight.

• 30 or above is considered obese.

• 40 or above is considered morbidly obese.

Obese children are prone to orthopedic & respiratory problems, along with a high risk for other illnesses. Causes of childhood obesity include:
- Heredity
- Lack of exercise
- Television
- Cultural attitudes
- Precipitating events