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BMI Cutoff for Asians
BMI Cutoff Weight Status Comments
<18.5 Underweight Being underweight also puts you at risk for developing many health problems. Discuss with your healthcare provider about how to reach a healthy weight.
18.5 - 23.9 Healthy weight range Your weight is within normal range. You can continue to keep a healthy weight through physical activity and healthy eating. Keep up with the good work!
24 - 26.9 Overweight Being overweight can put you at risk for developing many chronic diseases. Discuss with your healthcare professional on how to achieve a healthy weight.
>27 Obese Obesity increases risks for developing many chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and decreases overall quality of life. Discuss with your healthcare provider about how to achieve a healthy weight!
Wildman RP et al. Appropriate body mass index and waist circumference cutoffs for categorization of overweight and central adiposity among Chinese adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2004; 80:1129.
Appropriate body-mass index for Asian populations and its implications for policy and intervention strategies. Lancet 2004; 363:157-63
Target Waist Circumference for Asians and Asian Americans
Sometimes even when your BMI is within normal range, having too much fat around the abdomen (Apple shape body) will still put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. Below are the target goals for waist circumference measurements.
Men
Women
Equals or less than 90cm (35.5 in)
Equals or less than 80cm (31.5 in)

 

 
AT RISK WEIGHT CHARTS
For Asian Americans
(At Risk if BMI equals or more than 24)
For Pacific Islanders
(At Risk if BMI equals or more than 26)
If You are not Asian American or Pacific Islanders
(At Risk if BMI equals or more than 25)
Height Weight Height Weight Height Weight
4'10" 115 4'10" 124 4'10" 119
4'11" 119 4'11" 128 4'11" 124
5'0" 123 5'0" 133 5'0" 128
5'1" 127 5'1" 137 5'1" 132
5'2" 131 5'2" 142 5'2" 136
5'3" 135 5'3" 146 5'3" 141
5'4" 140 5'4" 151 5'4" 145
5'5" 144 5'5" 156 5'5" 150
5'6" 148 5'6" 161 5'6" 155
5'7" 153 5'7" 166 5'7" 159
5'8" 158 5'8" 171 5'8" 164
5'9" 162 5'9" 176 5'9" 169
5'10" 167 5'10" 181 5'10" 174
5'11" 172 5'11" 186 5'11" 179
6'0" 177 6'0" 191 6'0" 184
6'1" 182 6'1" 197 6'1" 189
6'2" 186 6'2" 202 6'2" 194
6'3" 192 6'3" 208 6'3" 200
6'4" 197 6'4" 213 6'4" 205