BMI (Body Mass Index) Quiz
BMI is the best indicator of a person’s overall health.
BMI is calculated by using 2 measurements…
A. Weight and size
B. Size and Height
C. Height and Weight
BMI over 30 is…
BMI may be a good indicator of body fatness.
BMI of 18.4-24.9 is
Why are these other methods not used as often as BMI?
A. Not always available
C. Difficult to standardize
D. All of the above
BMI is an indirect measurement of one aspect of a person’s overall health.
What does BMI stand for?
A. Body Mind Index
B. Body Mass Instrument
C. Body Mass Index
How is BMI used?
A. Diagnoses the fatness of an individual.
B. As a screening tool.
C. Diagnoses the health of an individual.
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.
You can have a higher BMI and still be healthy.
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)
E. All of the above.
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.
BMI can be helpful but should not be the only way to understand the health of the human body.
BMI interpreted the same way for children and teens as it is for adults.
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