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Body Mass Index




Question;Body;Mass Index;The;United States is becoming more health conscious, and as a result, the problem;of obesity has gotten more attention. The Body Mass Index (BMI), relates a;person?s height and weight, and is often used to determine if someone is;overweight. The table below tells the weight status for a given BMI.;BMI;Weight Status;Below 18.5;Underweight;18.5 - 24.9;Normal;24.9 - 29.9;Overweight;29.9 and above;Obese;The;BMI is calculated using the formula;BMI = 703*w;/ h2 where w is the weight in pounds and h is the height in;inches.Solving;this formula for h, we see that h = sqrt[703w / BMI];1.;Find the weight of your favorite celebrity. This could be a movie or television;personality, athlete, politician or even yourself.;2.;Using the weight from part 1, determine the height the celebrity would need to;be in order to fall into each of the four weight status categories listed in;the table. In other words, select a BMI less than 18.5 (any value, you make it;up) and find ?h?, then repeat using a new BMI in the range from 18.5 to 24.9;and so on.;3.;Using the Internet or other library resource, find the actual height of the;celebrity.;4.;Determine his or her actual weight status (underweight, normal, overweight or;obese) using the original BMI formula at the top of the instructions.;5.;How tall would he or she need to be for the normal weight status?;6.;Would you consider him or her to actually be in the weight status this formula;says based on his or her actual height and weight and considering his or her;other physical characteristics? Why or why not? Think about why there may be;differences in your calculations and the actual figures.;7.;The BMI formula was created by a Belgian Statistician (not a physician);Lambert Adolphe Quetelet, in the early 1830s. Do you think BMI is a fair;indication of a person?s weight classification? Why or why not?;8.;Summarize your findings in writing using proper style and grammar.;Include;references formatted according to APA style if you are using any information;that is not common knowledge.


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