BMI of a 5′ 4″, 153 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 153 pounds and is 5 foot 4 inches tall?
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BMI = 26.26
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 26.26
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 19.5% 30.3%
19 19.7% 30.5%
20 19.9% 30.7%
21 20.1% 30.9%
22 20.4% 31.2%
23 20.6% 31.4%
24 20.8% 31.6%
25 21.1% 31.9%
26 21.3% 32.1%
27 21.5% 32.3%
Age Male Female
28 21.8% 32.6%
29 22.0% 32.8%
30 22.2% 33.0%
31 22.4% 33.2%
32 22.7% 33.5%
33 22.9% 33.7%
34 23.1% 33.9%
35 23.4% 34.2%
36 23.6% 34.4%
37 23.8% 34.6%
Age Male Female
38 24.1% 34.9%
39 24.3% 35.1%
40 24.5% 35.3%
41 24.7% 35.5%
42 25.0% 35.8%
43 25.2% 36.0%
44 25.4% 36.2%
45 25.7% 36.5%
46 25.9% 36.7%
47 26.1% 36.9%
Age Male Female
48 26.4% 37.2%
49 26.6% 37.4%
50 26.8% 37.6%
51 27.0% 37.8%
52 27.3% 38.1%
53 27.5% 38.3%
54 27.7% 38.5%
55 28.0% 38.8%