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# How much should you weigh?

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The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates how much a person should weigh varies based on individual factors such as current height and weight. The calculation used to indicate whether a person is over- or underweight is the body mass index (BMI).

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The CDC reports the formula used to configure a person's BMI is [weight in pounds/(height in inches x height in inches)] x 703

Underweight = BMI < 18.5

Normal weight = BMI 18.5-24.9

Overweight = BMI 25-29.9

Obesity = BMI 30 or above

BMI does not factor in increased muscularity, however, which can make the formula inefficient for some.

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Calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI) requires knowing both your height and weight, explains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Take your height in inches and square it, then divide your weight by the answer. Take the previous result and multiply it by 703 to find your BMI.

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There are accurate body mass index, or BMI, charts and calculators available for women through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and WebMD. However, BMI charts are standardized for adults or children, not by gender, according to the CDC.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts a broad selection of height and weight charts for infants. These charts are divided by gender and denote various notable percentages for height and weight.