# How do you measure on the 'global fat scale'?

Heisenberg 2012/07/16 22:52:07
Take the test here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18770328

Using UN data on population size in 177 countries, together with estimates of global weight from the WHO and mean height from national health examination surveys the team were able to calculate average BMI figures for each country.

Using the values that you input into the calculator, it works out your BMI as well as where you are in relation to the rest of the population in your country and the world for your gender and age.

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• P. Sturm 2012/09/14 03:23:55
BMI 16, lower than 97% of males my age in the world.
• Jacqui 2012/07/22 21:30:30
Obesity Index
25bmi
BMI is an estimate of how "overweight" or "obese" a person is National
Below average
You have a lower BMI than 78% of females aged 45-59 in your country Global
Above average
You have a higher BMI than 51% of females aged 45-59 in the world

Did you know?
If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would add 20,190,180 tonnes to the total weight of the world's population
You're most like someone from Malaysia*
* Compared with other females aged 45-59 in MalaysiaShare your result
• lucythetooth 2012/07/21 00:21:33
Obesity Index
23bmi

National
Below average
You have a lower BMI than 84% of females aged 30-44 in your country

Global
Below average
You have a lower BMI than 57% of females aged 30-44 in the world

Did you know?
If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would remove 9,241,474 tonnes from the total weight of the world's population
• gocar 2012/07/20 01:48:29
• Kingarthurup 2012/07/20 01:13:57
I am in the 1 %
• mklprc 2012/07/19 00:23:33
I'm 23 BMI and below average for both the planet and the USA. Of course it's pretty easy to be less than the American and British average, which are reaching the point it could wobble the Earth on its axis. Staying slim lets me wear skinny jeans and jeggings without scaring the horses.
• Peggy 2012/07/18 01:44:54
25 bmi, below average for US
• Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/17 20:19:50
I measure the global fat index by how many fast food joints a country has !!
• Bronar 2012/07/17 15:03:21
25 BMI? What the ...?! I think I am in pretty good shape. I swim twice a week and am broad shouldered. No gut no 6 pack either. Hope that's why the number is so high.
• AM Bronar 2012/07/18 01:36:51
Pay it no mind my friend..You're good and this from a tough critic.I equated an Ethiopian Come on I'm slim yet far from emaciated
• Bronar AM 2012/07/18 02:20:40
Thank you Dear
• John Hall 2012/07/17 14:33:59
33bmi so what i know im overweight. when i get on the scale it reads your a fata\$\$ ..
• MW121 2012/07/17 14:27:49
LOL showed that I have a lower weight than 80% of Americans but higher than 50% of the world...
• AM 2012/07/17 13:41:19
19 BMI But Ethiopian ???
• the fuze 2012/07/17 13:32:20 (edited)
• MissGates the fuze 2012/07/19 21:50:02
• whateverbabynevermind 2012/07/17 09:52:12 (edited)
Woohoo my BMI is lower than 62% of all women aged 15-29 worldwide! It's 21 and I'm most likely someone from Poland. Which I guess is adjacent to my country so it's pretty similar.
• DANNY59 2012/07/17 09:43:53
I'm 5'10" and weigh 178. The doctor said I'm right where a person with my frame and age should be. I think it helps that 99% of the time I eat only what I cook. Fast food maybe once a year.
• Angryface01 2012/07/17 05:22:32
I am below average for my country (I have a lower BMI than 74% of women in my age range); but above average for the globe (my BMI is higher than 61% of women in my age range around the globe.

I don't quite get what that means to ME per se....
• zebsmom 2012/07/17 04:51:22
I was surprised. I'm not doing bad at all for my age/gender in the US. Better than 60% of 51 year old women. Not so great compared to to the rest of the world though.
• JanHopkins 2012/07/17 04:28:58
76% Lower BMI than the national average for my age and sex. So get off my Butt health groupies.
• ajracestables1 2012/07/17 04:23:35
21 bmi. I was 90 percent lower than the others in the US and 69 percent less than the world.
• Sarah Alexander 2012/07/17 03:19:26
19 bmi
National: Below Average - You have a lower BMI than 84%% of females aged 15-29 in your country
Global: Below Average - You have a lower BMI than 76% of females aged 15-29 in the world.

I would like to point out that BMI isn't necessarily accurage, if someone is really muscular and short they very well could rank obese; however, it is generally a decent baseline.
• Irish little 2012/07/17 03:16:17
Bah All a bunch of bull crap. Someone out there is trying to start a trend to make big bucks off of it.
• La 2012/07/17 02:42:32
Wow, this is really interesting :)

BMI 20
You have a lower BMI than 88% of females aged 15-29 in your country
You have a lower BMI than 65% of females aged 15-29 in the world

If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would remove 42,916,884 tonnes from the total weight of the world's population

You're most like someone from East Timor
• ScatterJoy! 2012/07/17 02:42:24
BMI of 20 - I don't know if that's horrible fat or wretchedly skinny, but I think I'm just right!
• Just me... Scatter... 2012/07/17 03:06:56
It's just right....19-25% is considered normal.
• Scatter... Just me... 2012/07/17 03:09:54
lol - oh normal!
• Andy 2012/07/17 02:31:33
small mobile home!!
• me being me 2012/07/17 01:38:35
I don't. I think I'm just right.
• Jalysa Ellis 2012/07/17 01:25:33
"Aye, look at dat bitch wit' da big titties." That's me.... I lost 20lbs+ doe....
• Wyveryx 2012/07/17 01:23:26
I measure my fat scale on how far I can run without dying for a breath of air.
• La Wyveryx 2012/07/17 02:43:52
How far? :) Also someone can be skinny and v unfit, so that's maybe not the most effective measurement....
• zebsmom La 2012/07/17 04:53:11
Good point. I'm heavy, but also have a fair amount of muscle.
• Wyveryx La 2012/07/17 08:09:18
Skinny people can be unfit yes, and that's what rubs me wrong by a lot of these studies. If skinny people can be unfit, then there must surely be some obese people that are fit.
• whateve... Wyveryx 2012/07/17 09:56:09
Well being skinny and unfit means having a high metabolism. To become obese you can have a high or low metabolism but you also have to eat very large amounts of food that are very unhealthy. On the BMI scale being overweight is 25-30, but obesity is anything above 30. That means you have thirty kilos per square meter or more - literally impossible to be fit when you weigh that much.
• Wyveryx whateve... 2012/07/17 15:06:01
define fit? if i can run 3 miles without crashing and I'm considered obese by these measures, am I unfit?
• whateve... Wyveryx 2012/07/17 19:45:23
I'll admit, my wording in my comment wasn't well thought out, yours is probably muscle mass, which a BMI doesn't take into account. I apologise for the misunderstanding, but if it is muscle mass it isn't fat, so technically it wouldn't make you obese.

Oh, and 3 miles is a good start for exercise, but isn't that extreme.
• Wyveryx whateve... 2012/07/17 20:30:46
My BMI is at 34%, and while three miles isn't extreme it is an excellent way to get the heart rate up and empower your body.
• whateve... Wyveryx 2012/07/17 21:46:54
I just said you probably have muscle mass and as muscle weighs more than fat, I just said that you probably aren't obese. Stop defending yourself after I agree with you.

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