BMI of a 5′ 3″, 169 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 169 pounds and is 5 foot 3 inches tall?
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BMI = 29.94
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 29.94
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 23.9% 34.7%
19 24.1% 34.9%
20 24.3% 35.1%
21 24.6% 35.4%
22 24.8% 35.6%
23 25.0% 35.8%
24 25.2% 36.0%
25 25.5% 36.3%
26 25.7% 36.5%
27 25.9% 36.7%
Age Male Female
28 26.2% 37.0%
29 26.4% 37.2%
30 26.6% 37.4%
31 26.9% 37.7%
32 27.1% 37.9%
33 27.3% 38.1%
34 27.5% 38.3%
35 27.8% 38.6%
36 28.0% 38.8%
37 28.2% 39.0%
Age Male Female
38 28.5% 39.3%
39 28.7% 39.5%
40 28.9% 39.7%
41 29.2% 40.0%
42 29.4% 40.2%
43 29.6% 40.4%
44 29.8% 40.6%
45 30.1% 40.9%
46 30.3% 41.1%
47 30.5% 41.3%
Age Male Female
48 30.8% 41.6%
49 31.0% 41.8%
50 31.2% 42.0%
51 31.5% 42.3%
52 31.7% 42.5%
53 31.9% 42.7%
54 32.1% 42.9%
55 32.4% 43.2%