Golang : Calculate BMI and risk category




I'm building a healthcare IoT device that will ask a person about their weight and report back the risk category. Eventually, the plan is to stop asking the question and take the weight measurement from a pressure sensor and display the risk category on a display. For now, let's get the basic right first.

To calculate BMI(Body Mass Index), the formula is

BMI = mass / height * height

where mass is in kilograms and height is in meters

and the health risk categories are :

  • Underweight < 18.5
  • Normal >= 18.5 and < 25
  • Overweight >= 25 and < 30
  • Obese >= 30

Here you go!


 package main

 import (
 "fmt"
 "math"
 )

 var (
 weight, height, bmi float64
 )

 func main() {
 fmt.Println("Enter your weight in kilograms : ")
 fmt.Scanf("%f", &weight)

 fmt.Println("Enter your height in meters : ")
 fmt.Scanf("%f", &height)

 fmt.Println("You have entered weight of : ", weight)
 fmt.Println("You have entered height of : ", height)

 bmi = weight / math.Pow(height, 2)

 fmt.Println("Your BMI is : ", bmi)
 fmt.Print("Your risk category is : ")

 if bmi < float64(18.5) {
 fmt.Println("Underweight")
 } else if bmi < 25 {
 fmt.Println("Normal weight")
 } else if bmi < 30 {
 fmt.Println("Overweight")
 } else {
 fmt.Println("Obese")
 }

 // calculate normal weight based on height and bmi = 25
 normalWeight := 25 * math.Pow(height, 2)
 delta := weight - normalWeight

 fmt.Printf("The normal weight for your height is : %0.2v kilograms.\n", normalWeight)

 if (delta > 0) && (bmi > 30) {
 fmt.Printf("You need to reduce %0.2v kilograms.\n", math.Abs(delta))
 }

 if (delta < 0) && (bmi < float64(18.5)) {
 fmt.Printf("You need to increase %0.2v kilograms.\n", math.Abs(delta))
 }

 }

Sample output:

Enter your weight in kilograms :

100

Enter your height in meters :

1.7

You have entered weight of : 100

You have entered height of : 1.7

Your BMI is : 34.602076124567475

Your risk category is : Obese

The normal weight for your height is : 72

You need to reduce 28 kilograms.

Happy coding!

  See also : Golang : Calculate diameter, circumference, area, sphere surface and volume



Tags : golang IoT body-mass-index weight height kilograms

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