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
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.

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