Desirable Body Weight

Ideal body weight (IDW)/desirable body weight (DBW) are terms used by the insurance companies to describe weights that are associated with least mortality.

Ideal body weight (IDW)/desirable body weight (DBW) can be calculated by using:

BROCA’S INDEX:

IBW FOR ADULT MALES = Height in Centimeters minus 100

IBW FOR ADULT FEMALES = (Height in Centimeters minus 100) minus 10 % of (Height in centimeters minus 100)

SECOND FORMULA FOR IBW:

IBW FOR ADULT MALES = Height in meter square X 23 X 1.1

IBW FOR ADULT FEMALES = Height in meter square X 23

Table of IBW of Female & Male

Height in Inches Height in Meters IBW for Females IBW for Males
5 1.52 53 58.5
5′ 1″ 1.55 55 60.7
5′ 1-1/2″ 1.56 56 61.5
5′ 2″ 1.57 56.6 62
5′ 2-1/2″ 1.58 57.5 63
5′ 3″ 1.6 58.8 65
5′ 3-1/2″ 1.61 59.5 65.5
5′ 4″ 1.62 60 66
5′ 4-1/2″ 1.63 61 67
5′ 5″ 1.65 62.5 69
5′ 5-1/2″ 1.66 63 70
5′ 6″ 1.67 64 70.5
5′ 6-1/2″ 1.69 65.5 72
5′ 7″ 1.7 66.5 73
5′ 7-1/2″ 1.71 67 74
5′ 8″ 1.72 68 75
5′ 8-1/2″ 1.74 69.5 76.5
5′ 9″ 1.75 70.5 77.5
5′ 9-1/2″ 1.76 71 78
5′ 10″ 1.77 72 79
5′ 10-1/2″ 1.79 73.5 81
5′ 11″ 1.8 74.5 82
5′ 11-1/2″ 1.81 75 83
5′ 12″ 1.82 76 84

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