Corpulence Index Calculator
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The Corpulence Index (CI), also known as the Ponderal Index, is an alternative to the Body Mass Index (BMI) that considers height raised to the power of 2.5 instead of 2. It is considered by some experts to be a more accurate reflection of body composition, especially for individuals who are very tall or very short.
Formula and Calculation
The Corpulence Index is calculated using the following formula:
\[ CI = \frac{\text{Weight (kg)}}{\text{Height (m)}^{2.5}} \]
Example Calculation
If a person weighs 70 kg and is 180 cm tall:
\[ CI = \frac{70}{(1.8)^{2.5}} \approx 20.77 \]
Importance
The Corpulence Index is useful for identifying potential underweight or overweight conditions while addressing some of the limitations associated with BMI, particularly in extreme height cases.
Common FAQs

What is the difference between BMI and CI?
 BMI uses height squared (2.0) in its calculation, while CI uses height raised to the power of 2.5, which some argue provides a better reflection of body proportions.

Is CI more accurate than BMI?
 CI may offer better accuracy for people who are very tall or very short, but both measures have their own applications.

What is a healthy CI range?
 Similar to BMI, a CI between approximately 18 and 25 is generally considered healthy, but this can vary based on individual factors like muscle mass and body composition.
The Corpulence Index Calculator offers a quick way to assess your body composition and compare it against standard ranges to better understand your health.