BMI of a 5′ 11″, 157 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 157 pounds and is 5 foot 11 inches tall?
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BMI = 21.90
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 21.90
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 14.2% 25.0%
19 14.5% 25.3%
20 14.7% 25.5%
21 14.9% 25.7%
22 15.1% 25.9%
23 15.4% 26.2%
24 15.6% 26.4%
25 15.8% 26.6%
26 16.1% 26.9%
27 16.3% 27.1%
Age Male Female
28 16.5% 27.3%
29 16.8% 27.6%
30 17.0% 27.8%
31 17.2% 28.0%
32 17.4% 28.2%
33 17.7% 28.5%
34 17.9% 28.7%
35 18.1% 28.9%
36 18.4% 29.2%
37 18.6% 29.4%
Age Male Female
38 18.8% 29.6%
39 19.1% 29.9%
40 19.3% 30.1%
41 19.5% 30.3%
42 19.7% 30.5%
43 20.0% 30.8%
44 20.2% 31.0%
45 20.4% 31.2%
46 20.7% 31.5%
47 20.9% 31.7%
Age Male Female
48 21.1% 31.9%
49 21.4% 32.2%
50 21.6% 32.4%
51 21.8% 32.6%
52 22.0% 32.8%
53 22.3% 33.1%
54 22.5% 33.3%
55 22.7% 33.5%