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Body Mass Indexing (BMI) In this assignment, students were tasked to view the chart in the textbook, analyze their own body structure, calculate their own BMI and determine by three pros and cons to using height and weight to determine BMI. According to the chart in the class text book, my height being 5’9 and my weight being at 242 lbs I am considered to be at 35%, which falls in the obesity class II range. This is a chart designed by the National heart, lung, and blood pressure institute back in 1998. Although, I don’t feel that this chart is an accurate means of calculating one’s own measurements. The most accurate way should be using a water displacement test. The pros to usingthis chart method would be: 1. Referencing in a doctor’s office, or nurses station. 2. For example methods or demonstrations or awareness, could also be another uses for this type of chart in educational settings such as this class. 3. I personally know that the military utilized this system for the longest time to figure the BMI of individuals. Now they have gone to the caliper system for testing. The Cons to using this method are: 1. Not all individuals are proportionately equal. 2. A person that is 40 and 5’5 may have medical conditions that hinder weight loss or gain. 3. Not 100% accurate means of measure. According to this chart I am at 35% stage II obese. Utilizing the hand held device in the classroom, I found out that I am at 33.7% which is high but not the same result as the chart. I went to my doctor for a physical a week ago and was given the caliper method of testing, and found that my results were 29.7% BMI. So in conclusion, there is no consistent means of testing, thus giving various end results. The outcome is closely in the ball park but not accurate enough to be precise. I am sure that if I participated in a water displacement test my results would be more accurate.