BMI of a 5′ 8″, 153 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 153 pounds and is 5 foot 8 inches tall?
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BMI = 23.26
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 23.26
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 15.9% 26.7%
19 16.1% 26.9%
20 16.3% 27.1%
21 16.5% 27.3%
22 16.8% 27.6%
23 17.0% 27.8%
24 17.2% 28.0%
25 17.5% 28.3%
26 17.7% 28.5%
27 17.9% 28.7%
Age Male Female
28 18.2% 29.0%
29 18.4% 29.2%
30 18.6% 29.4%
31 18.8% 29.6%
32 19.1% 29.9%
33 19.3% 30.1%
34 19.5% 30.3%
35 19.8% 30.6%
36 20.0% 30.8%
37 20.2% 31.0%
Age Male Female
38 20.5% 31.3%
39 20.7% 31.5%
40 20.9% 31.7%
41 21.1% 31.9%
42 21.4% 32.2%
43 21.6% 32.4%
44 21.8% 32.6%
45 22.1% 32.9%
46 22.3% 33.1%
47 22.5% 33.3%
Age Male Female
48 22.8% 33.6%
49 23.0% 33.8%
50 23.2% 34.0%
51 23.4% 34.2%
52 23.7% 34.5%
53 23.9% 34.7%
54 24.1% 34.9%
55 24.4% 35.2%