BMI of a 6′ 1″, 157 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 157 pounds and is 6 foot 1 inches tall?
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BMI = 20.71
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 20.71
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 12.8% 23.6%
19 13.0% 23.8%
20 13.3% 24.1%
21 13.5% 24.3%
22 13.7% 24.5%
23 13.9% 24.7%
24 14.2% 25.0%
25 14.4% 25.2%
26 14.6% 25.4%
27 14.9% 25.7%
Age Male Female
28 15.1% 25.9%
29 15.3% 26.1%
30 15.6% 26.4%
31 15.8% 26.6%
32 16.0% 26.8%
33 16.2% 27.0%
34 16.5% 27.3%
35 16.7% 27.5%
36 16.9% 27.7%
37 17.2% 28.0%
Age Male Female
38 17.4% 28.2%
39 17.6% 28.4%
40 17.9% 28.7%
41 18.1% 28.9%
42 18.3% 29.1%
43 18.5% 29.3%
44 18.8% 29.6%
45 19.0% 29.8%
46 19.2% 30.0%
47 19.5% 30.3%
Age Male Female
48 19.7% 30.5%
49 19.9% 30.7%
50 20.2% 31.0%
51 20.4% 31.2%
52 20.6% 31.4%
53 20.8% 31.6%
54 21.1% 31.9%
55 21.3% 32.1%