Formative Practice 3.4 – Form 4 Science (KSSM) Chapter 3

Question 1:
What is the meaning of Body Mass Index?

Body mass ratio compared to height

Question 2:
What is the importance of calculating Body Mass Index?

It can prevent the possibility of getting serious illnesses

Question 3:
If you have a BMI of 30.0, which category are you in?

Obesity/ overweight

Question 4:
What are the risks of being obese?

Increases the risk of suffering from serious illnesses such as heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes mellitus and cancer.

Question 5:
If we are underweight, will we be free of health issues? Justify your answer.

No. Being underweight also increases the risk of acquiring health problems such as heart diseases, decrease in the body’s defence against diseases, fatigue, anaemia and depression.

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