Rajnish Optimist 145 Questions 243 Answers 225 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Rajnish Asked: May 7, 20212021-05-07T18:20:02+05:30 2021-05-07T18:20:02+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS Describe Body Mass Index (BMI). Describe Body Mass Index (BMI) in brief. general science Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Sweety Stay Original. 142 Questions 117 Answers 102 Best Answers 781 Points View Profile Best Answer Sweety Stay Original. 2021-05-07T18:25:56+05:30Added an answer on May 7, 2021 at 6:25 pm About Body Mass Index (BMI): The Body Mass Index (BMI) is measured as the weight in kg divided by the square of the height in meters. Thus It is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. The WHO guidelines define a normal BMI range as 18.5 to 24.9, overweight as 25 or higher, and obesity as 25 or higher. According to a recent study published in The Lancet, India ranks third (198th) and fifth (196th) from the bottom respectively among countries where 19-year-old girls and boys have a low body mass index. The mean BMI of 19-year-old boys is 20.1 in India, compared to a high of 29.6 in the Cook Islands and a low of 19.2 in Ethiopia. For Indian girls, the mean BMI is again 20.1, compared to a high of 29.0 in Tonga and a low of 19.6 in Timor-Leste. The mean height of Indian 19-year-olds is 166.5 cm for boys and 155.2 cm for girls, well below the high of Netherlands boys (183.8 cm) and girls (170 cm). 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.Continue with FacebookContinue with Google Related Questions Explain Nitrogen Fixation Describe the Khunkatti system during British rule.