BMI of a 5′ 5″, 137 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 137 pounds and is 5 foot 5 inches tall?
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BMI = 22.80
Note: BMI is the same for men and women.

Am I Overweight?

Here are the BMI standards as set by the World Heath Organization:

BMICategory
< 18.5Underweight
18.5 - 25Healthy Weight
25 - 30Overweight
> 30Obese

In the United States, the average BMI for adults is 28.8.

BMI Formula

Metric
BMI = kg / m2

Imperial
BMI = (lbs * 0.45359237) / (inches * 0.0254)2

Simplified
BMI = 703 * lbs / inches2

Is BMI Worth Using?

Body Mass Index is a very simplistic method of determining whether a person is overweight. It does not taken into account a person's frame, gender, or muscularity. Furthermore, at least one study has suggested that slightly overweight people may live longer than people in the "normal" range.

Nevertheless, BMI is highly correlated with body fat % and is a decent enough yardstick of a healthy weight.

Body fat estimates for a person with a BMI of 22.80
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 15.3% 26.1%
19 15.5% 26.3%
20 15.8% 26.6%
21 16.0% 26.8%
22 16.2% 27.0%
23 16.5% 27.3%
24 16.7% 27.5%
25 16.9% 27.7%
26 17.1% 27.9%
27 17.4% 28.2%
Age Male Female
28 17.6% 28.4%
29 17.8% 28.6%
30 18.1% 28.9%
31 18.3% 29.1%
32 18.5% 29.3%
33 18.8% 29.6%
34 19.0% 29.8%
35 19.2% 30.0%
36 19.4% 30.2%
37 19.7% 30.5%
Age Male Female
38 19.9% 30.7%
39 20.1% 30.9%
40 20.4% 31.2%
41 20.6% 31.4%
42 20.8% 31.6%
43 21.1% 31.9%
44 21.3% 32.1%
45 21.5% 32.3%
46 21.7% 32.5%
47 22.0% 32.8%
Age Male Female
48 22.2% 33.0%
49 22.4% 33.2%
50 22.7% 33.5%
51 22.9% 33.7%
52 23.1% 33.9%
53 23.4% 34.2%
54 23.6% 34.4%
55 23.8% 34.6%