(Closed) How do you measure up?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
8435 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow, this is fun and depressing at the same time.  Apparently, I’m like someone from Somalia.

Post # 4
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

BMI is bullshit. It doesn’t take body composition into account.

Apparently I am most like someone from Papua New Guinea? Whatever that means.

Post # 5
342 posts
Helper bee

OUCH! I’m heavier than 96% of females worldwide and 73% of females in the US,

AND, I’m most like someone from Samoa!

Thanks for enlightening my day. Off to starve myself…

Post # 6
1459 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

Higher BMI than 67% of women in my age range worldwide but lower BMI than 59% of women in my country (which very much surprises me).


I know BMI means extremely little when measuring fitness ect but interesting nonetheless :3

Post # 8
15119 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

According to the site:

You have a lower BMI than 91% of females aged 30-44 in your country

You have a lower BMI than 72% of females aged 30-44 in the world


Post # 9
6262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

So apparently I’m right at the average mark for the world, and at the low end for this country. 
ETA I think it’s kinda weird to be lumped in with 15 year olds, but girls really do develop by that age so I guess it really isn’t inaccurate.

Post # 10
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have a BMI lower than 88% of females age 15-29 in the United States and lower than 60% females age 15-29 in the world.

I’m most like someone from Chad?! Wtf? Haha!

Whoa, looking at that chart of the countries, lots of surprises!

Here’s my screenshot!

  (I’m 25, 125 pounds, 5’5″, live in the US)

Post # 12
2930 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh wow. My favorite part is the little factoid telling me that if everyone in the world had my BMI, we’d add the equivalent of MARS to the total weight of the world’s population. Thanks, BBC, for that awesome pick me up.

Post # 13
5842 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a BMI lower than 74% of females in the US and higher than 64% of females in the world. I am most like someone from Jordan

Post # 14
679 posts
Busy bee

I have a lower BMI than 93% of women my age in the United States, and a lower BMI than 73% of women my age in the world. I am “most like” someone from Eritrea, which I’ve never heard of, but apparently is somewhere in Africa. Somehow I don’t think that’s supposed to be a good thing…

ETA: My BMI is 19 and I am in the 15-29 age group.

Post # 15
8435 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@MeiFrancis:  hmm I have the same BMI, but it compares me to women in Somalia, maybe just it’s just because I’m old (33)?  I agree the age groupings are weird.

Post # 16
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It looks like I should be Japanese.

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