# What percentile is considered underweight?

**85th**and

**94th percentile**of BMI-for-age are considered overweight, while children who are in the 95th percentile or above are considered obese; those who fall below the

**5th**percentile are considered underweight and those between the

**5th**and

**84th percentile**are considered to be normal

Likewise, people ask, what percentile is underweight?

Underweight: BMI is below the **5th** percentile age, gender, and height. Healthy weight: BMI is equal to or greater than the **5th** percentile and less than the **85th percentile** for age, gender, and height.

Similarly, what percentile is overweight? Less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight. Between the 5th percentile and less than the **85th percentile** are at a healthy weight. In the **85th percentile** to less than the **95th percentile** are considered overweight. Equal to, or greater than the **95th percentile** are considered obese.

Similarly, what is my weight percentile?

Selected Weight Percentiles for Men and Women

Weight Percentile | Women (lbs) | Men (lbs) |
---|---|---|

5.00% | 109.9 | 135.8 |

10.00% | 119.9 | 145.3 |

15.00% | 127.5 | 153.0 |

20.00% | 132.5 | 158.5 |

What BMI is dangerously underweight?

Your body mass index, or **BMI**, is the relationship between your weight and your height. A **BMI** of 20-25 is ideal; 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. If your **BMI** is under 18.5, you're considered **underweight**. If your **BMI** is 18.5-20, you're a bit **underweight** and can't afford to lose more.