What is the weight to height ratio called?
This ratio of weight to height is known as the body mass index (BMI). People who are overweight (BMI of 25–29.9) have too much body weight for their height.
What does appropriate weight mean?
For adults, a normal or healthy weight is defined as an appropriate weight in relation to height. This ratio of weight to height is known as the body mass index (BMI).
What is height and weight?
Height and weight measurements are used to calculate your body mass index, or BMI, a measure of healthy versus unhealthy weight. They are also important when tracking a child’s growth.
What is a height scale called?
A Height Scale, also called Stadiometer, is a medical device used for measuring patient height. A horizontal headpiece slides on a vertical ruler and is placed on top of the patient’s head. Height Scales are part of the common medical equipment used in routine examinations.