BMI of a 5′ 7″, 157 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 157 pounds and is 5 foot 7 inches tall?
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BMI = 24.59
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 24.59
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 17.4% 28.2%
19 17.7% 28.5%
20 17.9% 28.7%
21 18.1% 28.9%
22 18.4% 29.2%
23 18.6% 29.4%
24 18.8% 29.6%
25 19.1% 29.9%
26 19.3% 30.1%
27 19.5% 30.3%
Age Male Female
28 19.7% 30.5%
29 20.0% 30.8%
30 20.2% 31.0%
31 20.4% 31.2%
32 20.7% 31.5%
33 20.9% 31.7%
34 21.1% 31.9%
35 21.4% 32.2%
36 21.6% 32.4%
37 21.8% 32.6%
Age Male Female
38 22.0% 32.8%
39 22.3% 33.1%
40 22.5% 33.3%
41 22.7% 33.5%
42 23.0% 33.8%
43 23.2% 34.0%
44 23.4% 34.2%
45 23.7% 34.5%
46 23.9% 34.7%
47 24.1% 34.9%
Age Male Female
48 24.3% 35.1%
49 24.6% 35.4%
50 24.8% 35.6%
51 25.0% 35.8%
52 25.3% 36.1%
53 25.5% 36.3%
54 25.7% 36.5%
55 26.0% 36.8%