# HOW TO DETERMINE AN AMPUTEE'S BMI

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The BMI, or body mass index, is a helpful way to monitor your weight. For example, you might be classified as underweight, normal, overweight, or obese based on your BMI (30 to 39.9).

Your BMI can be an important aspect of taking care of yourself because being overweight raises your chances of developing health concerns like heart disease. In addition, you must account for the weight of the missing body part when calculating your BMI if you've undergone an amputation. Amputees' BMI may now be accurately calculated thanks to the work of anthropologists.

The first step is to begin.

Write down your weight after weighing yourself.

The next step is to

Find out what percentage of your body weight is lost due to the amputation you had (see Tips). For example, if a guy had one of his legs severed, the importance of that limb would account for 16% of the man's total weight.

This is the third step.

Decimalize the number from Step 2 by moving the decimal point two places to the left. The new value, for example, is 0.16.

The fourth and last step

In Step 3, subtract the result from the first. For instance, 1 - 0.16 Equals 0.84.

This is the fifth and last step.

Step 4: Multiply the current weight by the result. It is possible to calculate the importance of an individual by multiplying their weight in kilograms by their height in feet. This is a rough approximation of his pre-amputation weight.

Step 7: Taking Action

The calculated total weight should be multiplied by 703. There are several ways to obtain 136719.44, such as multiplying 194.48 by 703 to get 136719.44.

This is the final step.

Inches, measure the height. For example, multiplying (6 feet) X (12 inches in one foot) = 72 inches, and adding 2 equals 74 inches.

The next step is to

Calculate the height in inches by squaring its value. For example, 74% of 74% is equal to 5,476.

The tenth and last step

Divide the results of Step 6 and Step 8. When dividing by 5476, the result is 24.97. BMI is calculated as follows.
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The following percentages of body weight for various types of amputations are provided by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association: In total, 50 percent of the limbs have been amputated; the entire arm is 5 percent; the forearm and the hand are 2.3 percent, and just one hand is 0.7 percent.

Calculating BMI in metric units is as simple as multiplying weight in kilos by height in meters, which yields 2

Warning

A person's BMI cannot be calculated correctly because it relies only on their height and weight. A muscular person, for example, may have a high BMI without being obese because the extra weight that comes with having so much muscle is substantial.

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