BMI (Body Mass Index) Quiz


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You can have a higher BMI and still be healthy.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


BMI may be a good indicator of body fatness.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


How is BMI used?

A. Diagnoses the fatness of an individual.

B. As a screening tool.

C. Diagnoses the health of an individual.


Why are these other methods not used as often as BMI?

A. Not always available

B. Expensive

C. Difficult to standardize

D. All of the above


BMI interpreted the same way for children and teens as it is for adults.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


BMI over 30 is…

A. Underweight

B. Normal

C. Overweight

D. Obese


What are other ways to assess excess body fatness besides BMI?

A. Skin fold measurements

B. Hydrostatic (underwater weighing)

C. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)

D. MRI

E. All of the above.


BMI is an indirect measurement of one aspect of a person’s overall health.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What does BMI stand for?

A. Body Mind Index

B. Body Mass Instrument

C. Body Mass Index


BMI can be helpful but should not be the only way to understand the health of the human body.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


BMI is the best indicator of a person’s overall health.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The problem with using BMI as a way to measure a person’s health (using body weight) is it doesn’t take into account the amount of ________________ a person has on their body.

A. Hair

B. Clothes

C. Height

D. Muscle


BMI is calculated by using 2 measurements…

A. Weight and size

B. Size and Height

C. Height and Weight


Why is BMI used to measure overweight and obesity?

A. Calculation only requires height and weight.

B. It is an inexpensive and easy tool to use.

C. All of the above.


BMI of 18.4-24.9 is

A. Underweight

B. Normal

C. Overweight

D. Obese




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