BMI of a 5′ 7″, 137 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 137 pounds and is 5 foot 7 inches tall?
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BMI = 21.46
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 21.46
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 13.7% 24.5%
19 13.9% 24.7%
20 14.2% 25.0%
21 14.4% 25.2%
22 14.6% 25.4%
23 14.8% 25.6%
24 15.1% 25.9%
25 15.3% 26.1%
26 15.5% 26.3%
27 15.8% 26.6%
Age Male Female
28 16.0% 26.8%
29 16.2% 27.0%
30 16.5% 27.3%
31 16.7% 27.5%
32 16.9% 27.7%
33 17.1% 27.9%
34 17.4% 28.2%
35 17.6% 28.4%
36 17.8% 28.6%
37 18.1% 28.9%
Age Male Female
38 18.3% 29.1%
39 18.5% 29.3%
40 18.8% 29.6%
41 19.0% 29.8%
42 19.2% 30.0%
43 19.4% 30.2%
44 19.7% 30.5%
45 19.9% 30.7%
46 20.1% 30.9%
47 20.4% 31.2%
Age Male Female
48 20.6% 31.4%
49 20.8% 31.6%
50 21.1% 31.9%
51 21.3% 32.1%
52 21.5% 32.3%
53 21.7% 32.5%
54 22.0% 32.8%
55 22.2% 33.0%