WEEKLY ONLINE POLL RESULT: BMI doesn't mean too much
Most people who responded to our most recent online poll say they don't put much stock in BMI, or body mass index, a number that indicates whether you are overweight or right on track.
We asked, "How closely do you monitor your BMI?"
35 percent (48 votes): My waist size tells me more than some calculation.
23 percent (32): I don't understand how a number can mean the same thing to everyone, so I am skeptical.
15 percent (21): I believe it is important to know, so I keep track of my BMI.
15 percent (21): I've heard about BMI but haven't given it much thought.
7 percent (10): This is the first I've heard of a BMI.
2 percent (3): I'm starting to learn more from my doctor or websites.
2 percent (3): Other
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Results will be published Wednesday.