Calculate the degree of obesity of a child/student using the Laurel index from height and weight.

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## Calculation of the degree of obesity (Laurell index) of children and students

## What is Laurel Index

The Laurel Index is a body mass index that indicates the degree of obesity in children and students.

The standard is about 130, and if it is within plus or minus 15, it is considered a standard body shape.

## Laurel index formula

The Laurel index is calculated using the following formula.

Laurel index = Body weight(kg) ÷ (Height(m))^{3}x 3

## Criteria for the Laurel Index

The standard ranges for the Laurel exponent are:

#### Typical range of the Laurel exponent

Laurel index | Condition |
---|---|

< 100 | Severe thinness |

100 – 115 | Mild thinness |

115 – 145 | Standard |

145 – 160 | Overweight |

≥ 160 | Obese |

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