BMI Chart

Part of A Practical Guide to Nutrition for People Living With HIV

October 2007

To determine your BMI (body mass index):

  1. Find your height on the side (in metres on the left and in feet on the right) and draw a horizontal line across the chart.
  2. Find your weight (in kilograms across the bottom of in pounds across the top) and draw a vertical line across the chart.
  3. The shaded area where the 2 lines meet is your BMI.

Health Canada provides an online BMI calculator.

Or calculate your BMI directly: BMI =

your weight (kg)

your height (m) x your height (m)

BMI (kg/m2)


under 18.5


18.5 to 24.9


25 to 29.9


over 30


This article was provided by Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange. Visit CATIE's Web site to find out more about their activities, publications and services.

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