BMI of a 5′ 1″, 169 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 169 pounds and is 5 foot 1 inches tall?
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BMI = 31.93
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 31.93
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 26.3% 37.1%
19 26.5% 37.3%
20 26.7% 37.5%
21 26.9% 37.7%
22 27.2% 38.0%
23 27.4% 38.2%
24 27.6% 38.4%
25 27.9% 38.7%
26 28.1% 38.9%
27 28.3% 39.1%
Age Male Female
28 28.6% 39.4%
29 28.8% 39.6%
30 29.0% 39.8%
31 29.2% 40.0%
32 29.5% 40.3%
33 29.7% 40.5%
34 29.9% 40.7%
35 30.2% 41.0%
36 30.4% 41.2%
37 30.6% 41.4%
Age Male Female
38 30.9% 41.7%
39 31.1% 41.9%
40 31.3% 42.1%
41 31.5% 42.3%
42 31.8% 42.6%
43 32.0% 42.8%
44 32.2% 43.0%
45 32.5% 43.3%
46 32.7% 43.5%
47 32.9% 43.7%
Age Male Female
48 33.2% 44.0%
49 33.4% 44.2%
50 33.6% 44.4%
51 33.8% 44.6%
52 34.1% 44.9%
53 34.3% 45.1%
54 34.5% 45.3%
55 34.8% 45.6%