BMI of a 159 kilogram person

What's my BMI if I weigh 159 kilos? Is 159 kilograms overweight? Enter your height to calculate.
cm
kg
BMI = 55.02

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 27.7.

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.

BMI Chart for a 159 kg person
Height BMI
140cm 81.12
141cm 79.98
142cm 78.85
143cm 77.75
144cm 76.68
145cm 75.62
146cm 74.59
147cm 73.58
148cm 72.59
149cm 71.62
150cm 70.67
151cm 69.73
152cm 68.82
153cm 67.92
154cm 67.04
155cm 66.18
156cm 65.34
157cm 64.51
Height BMI
158cm 63.69
159cm 62.89
160cm 62.11
161cm 61.34
162cm 60.59
163cm 59.84
164cm 59.12
165cm 58.40
166cm 57.70
167cm 57.01
168cm 56.34
169cm 55.67
170cm 55.02
171cm 54.38
172cm 53.75
173cm 53.13
174cm 52.52
175cm 51.92
Height BMI
176cm 51.33
177cm 50.75
178cm 50.18
179cm 49.62
180cm 49.07
181cm 48.53
182cm 48.00
183cm 47.48
184cm 46.96
185cm 46.46
186cm 45.96
187cm 45.47
188cm 44.99
189cm 44.51
190cm 44.04
191cm 43.58
192cm 43.13
193cm 42.69
Height BMI
194cm 42.25
195cm 41.81
196cm 41.39
197cm 40.97
198cm 40.56
199cm 40.15
200cm 39.75
201cm 39.36
202cm 38.97
203cm 38.58
204cm 38.21
205cm 37.83
206cm 37.47
207cm 37.11
208cm 36.75
209cm 36.40
210cm 36.05