BMI of a 5′ 9″, 154 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 154 pounds and is 5 foot 9 inches tall?
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For a 5′ 9″ tall person who weighs 154 lbs:
BMI = 22.74
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 22.74
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 15.2% 26.0%
19 15.5% 26.3%
20 15.7% 26.5%
21 15.9% 26.7%
22 16.1% 26.9%
23 16.4% 27.2%
24 16.6% 27.4%
25 16.8% 27.6%
26 17.1% 27.9%
27 17.3% 28.1%
28 17.5% 28.3%
29 17.8% 28.6%
30 18.0% 28.8%
Age Male Female
31 18.2% 29.0%
32 18.4% 29.2%
33 18.7% 29.5%
34 18.9% 29.7%
35 19.1% 29.9%
36 19.4% 30.2%
37 19.6% 30.4%
38 19.8% 30.6%
39 20.1% 30.9%
40 20.3% 31.1%
41 20.5% 31.3%
42 20.7% 31.5%
43 21.0% 31.8%
Age Male Female
44 21.2% 32.0%
45 21.4% 32.2%
46 21.7% 32.5%
47 21.9% 32.7%
48 22.1% 32.9%
49 22.4% 33.2%
50 22.6% 33.4%
51 22.8% 33.6%
52 23.0% 33.8%
53 23.3% 34.1%
54 23.5% 34.3%
55 23.7% 34.5%