BMI is a statistical calculation intended as a health related assessment tool that applies to adult men and women. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. When applied to individuals, it is only one of several
The Asian BMI generally takes into account the body fat percentage of an Asian as compared to a Causasian of the same gender and height. It has been found (according to WHO), that a an Asian of the same height and gender would have a higher body fat percentage than his Causasian counterpart of same height.