BMI of a 5′ 5″, 153 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 153 pounds and is 5 foot 5 inches tall?
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BMI = 25.46
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 25.46
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 18.5% 29.3%
19 18.7% 29.5%
20 19.0% 29.8%
21 19.2% 30.0%
22 19.4% 30.2%
23 19.6% 30.4%
24 19.9% 30.7%
25 20.1% 30.9%
26 20.3% 31.1%
27 20.6% 31.4%
Age Male Female
28 20.8% 31.6%
29 21.0% 31.8%
30 21.3% 32.1%
31 21.5% 32.3%
32 21.7% 32.5%
33 21.9% 32.7%
34 22.2% 33.0%
35 22.4% 33.2%
36 22.6% 33.4%
37 22.9% 33.7%
Age Male Female
38 23.1% 33.9%
39 23.3% 34.1%
40 23.6% 34.4%
41 23.8% 34.6%
42 24.0% 34.8%
43 24.2% 35.0%
44 24.5% 35.3%
45 24.7% 35.5%
46 24.9% 35.7%
47 25.2% 36.0%
Age Male Female
48 25.4% 36.2%
49 25.6% 36.4%
50 25.9% 36.7%
51 26.1% 36.9%
52 26.3% 37.1%
53 26.5% 37.3%
54 26.8% 37.6%
55 27.0% 37.8%