BMI of a 5′ 2″, 169 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 169 pounds and is 5 foot 2 inches tall?
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BMI = 30.91
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 30.91
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 25.0% 35.8%
19 25.3% 36.1%
20 25.5% 36.3%
21 25.7% 36.5%
22 26.0% 36.8%
23 26.2% 37.0%
24 26.4% 37.2%
25 26.6% 37.4%
26 26.9% 37.7%
27 27.1% 37.9%
Age Male Female
28 27.3% 38.1%
29 27.6% 38.4%
30 27.8% 38.6%
31 28.0% 38.8%
32 28.3% 39.1%
33 28.5% 39.3%
34 28.7% 39.5%
35 28.9% 39.7%
36 29.2% 40.0%
37 29.4% 40.2%
Age Male Female
38 29.6% 40.4%
39 29.9% 40.7%
40 30.1% 40.9%
41 30.3% 41.1%
42 30.6% 41.4%
43 30.8% 41.6%
44 31.0% 41.8%
45 31.2% 42.0%
46 31.5% 42.3%
47 31.7% 42.5%
Age Male Female
48 31.9% 42.7%
49 32.2% 43.0%
50 32.4% 43.2%
51 32.6% 43.4%
52 32.9% 43.7%
53 33.1% 43.9%
54 33.3% 44.1%
55 33.5% 44.3%