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Training Module: Using the BMI-for-Age Growth Charts

Calculating BMI
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6. Calculating BMI using the metric system

It is necessary to multiply by 10,000 to convert BMI to meters since stature measurements are generally taken in centimeters. There are 100 centimeters in a meter and since stature is squared we must convert as such: 100 x 100 = 10,000.

 

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