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Severity of Weightloss Calculator

Every woman with HG loses weight. Calculate the percentage you have lost to see if you should call your doctor.

Calculate your Percent Weight Change by entering your usual weight and actual (current) weight below:

Usual Weight: Actual Weight: Percent Weight Change:
lbs. or kgs. lbs. or kgs. %

Severity of Weight Loss*

Time: Significant Weight Loss (%): Severe Weight Loss (%):
1 week 1-2% > 2%
1 month 5% > 5%
3 months 7.5% > 7.5%
6 months 10% > 10%

Reprinted from Blackburn GL, Bistrian BR, Maini BS, Schlamm HT, Smith MF. "Nutritional and metabolic assessment of the hospitalized patient." JPEN. 1977; 1:11-22.

* Percent Weight Change = [(Usual Weight - Actual Weight) ÷ (Usual Weight)] x 100

NOTE: This scale is based on non-pregnant subjects.

Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013

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