Calculating the BMI for an Elderly person

The body mass index is used to define a person’s build 

Interpreting the BMI for and Elderly person

The initials BMI stand for Body mass index. This indicator allows you to tell if someone needs to gain weight, has a normal build or needs to lose weight.

In the elderly, this index can for example provide a warning that the individual is potentially undernourished or, conversely, potentially overweight. Generally speaking, the recommended BMI for senior citizens is between 21 and 25.