BMI of a 5′ 8″, 154 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 154 pounds and is 5 foot 8 inches tall?
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For a 5′ 8″ tall person who weighs 154 lbs:
BMI = 23.42
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 23.42
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 16.0% 26.8%
19 16.3% 27.1%
20 16.5% 27.3%
21 16.7% 27.5%
22 17.0% 27.8%
23 17.2% 28.0%
24 17.4% 28.2%
25 17.7% 28.5%
26 17.9% 28.7%
27 18.1% 28.9%
28 18.3% 29.1%
29 18.6% 29.4%
30 18.8% 29.6%
Age Male Female
31 19.0% 29.8%
32 19.3% 30.1%
33 19.5% 30.3%
34 19.7% 30.5%
35 20.0% 30.8%
36 20.2% 31.0%
37 20.4% 31.2%
38 20.6% 31.4%
39 20.9% 31.7%
40 21.1% 31.9%
41 21.3% 32.1%
42 21.6% 32.4%
43 21.8% 32.6%
Age Male Female
44 22.0% 32.8%
45 22.3% 33.1%
46 22.5% 33.3%
47 22.7% 33.5%
48 22.9% 33.7%
49 23.2% 34.0%
50 23.4% 34.2%
51 23.6% 34.4%
52 23.9% 34.7%
53 24.1% 34.9%
54 24.3% 35.1%
55 24.6% 35.4%