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BMI calculation question

okay so I am 66.6 inches tall, that converts to 5 ft 6 1/2 inches

i never know if i should impute 5 ft 6 in or 5 ft 7 in, most BMI calculators don't allow the 1/2 inch

which is more accurate? according to the first, i'm 25.5 BMI, but according to the 2nd, i fall in normal weight (24.7) so it does make a difference.

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Asked by tnm786 at 10:56 AM on Sep. 28, 2013 in Health

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  • online BMI things arren't super accurate (from what I hear)
    but what about doing both and then averaging it/ fiding the middle ground?

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:58 AM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • Frankly, it's not really important, is it? You know you're borderline :)

    I suppose it all boils down to why you want to know. Are you checking your BMI to find out if you need to do something about it or because you want reassurance that you're fine?

    Answer by goldpandora at 10:59 AM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • just curious really. last time i checked it i was 20 pounds heavier lol so i wanted to know if i was in healthier ranges now, and i am either way, but i'd rather be in normal weight than still slightly overweight

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 11:01 AM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • but i guess it's true, at my current weight im teetering on the edge so i might as well wait until i lose a few more pounds

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 11:04 AM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • The first. What calc are you using? I wanna try.

    Answer by staciandababy at 12:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

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