Higher Body Mass Index Increases Chances of Diabetes Diagnosis

| Mar 1, 2005

If your body mass index (BMI) is over 35, you have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with diabetes, according to U.S. government statistics.

Data gathered over 40 years from five national surveys show that U.S. residents, aged 20 to 74 years, showed significant increases in diagnosed diabetes with increased body mass.

Cases of diabetes that were diagnosed increased from 41 percent to 83 percent among those with a BMI above 35.

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Body Mass Index Chart: Desirable BMI Below or Equal to 25 BMI

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BMI 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Height (in inches) Weight (in pounds)
4' 10" 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 139 143 148 153 158 163 167 173 177 182 186 191
4' 11" 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 169 173 179 183 189 193 198
5' 0" 113 118 123 128 133 138 143 148 153 159 164 169 175 179 185 189 195 200 204
5' 1" 116 122 127 132 137 143 148 153 158 164 169 174 180 185 191 196 202 206 211
5' 2" 120 126 131 136 142 147 153 158 164 169 175 180 186 191 197 202 209 213 218
5' 3" 124 130 135 141 146 152 158 164 169 175 181 187 192 198 204 209 215 220 225
5' 4" 128 134 140 145 151 157 163 169 174 180 187 193 199 204 210 215 222 227 232
5' 5" 132 138 144 150 156 162 168 174 180 186 193 199 205 210 217 222 229 234 240
5' 6" 136 142 149 155 161 167 173 180 186 192 199 205 211 217 224 229 236 241 247
5' 7" 140 147 153 159 166 172 178 185 191 198 205 212 218 224 230 236 243 249 255
5' 8" 145 151 158 164 171 177 184 191 197 204 211 218 224 230 237 243 250 256 262
5' 9" 149 156 162 169 176 182 189 196 203 210 217 223 231 237 244 250 258 264 270
5' 10" 153 160 167 174 181 188 195 202 207 216 223 230 237 244 251 258 265 272 278
5' 11" 158 165 172 179 186 193 200 208 215 222 230 236 244 251 259 265 272 279 286
6' 0" 162 169 177 184 191 199 206 214 221 228 236 243 251 259 266 273 281 287 294
6' 1" 167 174 182 189 197 204 212 220 227 235 243 250 258 265 273 280 289 295 302
6' 2" 171 179 187 194 202 210 218 226 233 241 250 257 265 272 281 288 297 303 311
6' 3" 176 184 192 200 208 216 224 232 240 248 256 264 272 280 289 297 305 312 319
6' 4" 181 189 197 205 213 222 230 238 246 254 263 271 280 288 296 304 313 320 328
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