BMI of a 5′ 5″, 169 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 169 pounds and is 5 foot 5 inches tall?
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BMI = 28.12
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 28.12
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 21.7% 32.5%
19 21.9% 32.7%
20 22.1% 32.9%
21 22.4% 33.2%
22 22.6% 33.4%
23 22.8% 33.6%
24 23.1% 33.9%
25 23.3% 34.1%
26 23.5% 34.3%
27 23.8% 34.6%
Age Male Female
28 24.0% 34.8%
29 24.2% 35.0%
30 24.4% 35.2%
31 24.7% 35.5%
32 24.9% 35.7%
33 25.1% 35.9%
34 25.4% 36.2%
35 25.6% 36.4%
36 25.8% 36.6%
37 26.1% 36.9%
Age Male Female
38 26.3% 37.1%
39 26.5% 37.3%
40 26.7% 37.5%
41 27.0% 37.8%
42 27.2% 38.0%
43 27.4% 38.2%
44 27.7% 38.5%
45 27.9% 38.7%
46 28.1% 38.9%
47 28.4% 39.2%
Age Male Female
48 28.6% 39.4%
49 28.8% 39.6%
50 29.0% 39.8%
51 29.3% 40.1%
52 29.5% 40.3%
53 29.7% 40.5%
54 30.0% 40.8%
55 30.2% 41.0%