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The BMI system really doesn't work for amputated people, amirite?

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It doesn't work at all. It doesn't take into account body composition. Someone 5'3" at 180lbs is going to read as obese if they're 50% bodyfat or 2% bodyfat.

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They need to use another calculator, but can get a BMI. .. just can't use the simplified formula.

http://touchcalc.com/calculators/bmi_amputation

Is that the bodypart missing index?

Anonymous +6Reply

Yeah it does, you still use your weight/fat. It doesn't matter how many limbs you lose, you just have a lower weight overall so a higher bmi most likely.

BMI only works in conjuncture with physical ability tests and actual fat measurements such as using a caliper.

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