BMI of a 5′ 7″, 169 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 169 pounds and is 5 foot 7 inches tall?
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BMI = 26.47
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 26.47
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 19.7% 30.5%
19 19.9% 30.7%
20 20.2% 31.0%
21 20.4% 31.2%
22 20.6% 31.4%
23 20.9% 31.7%
24 21.1% 31.9%
25 21.3% 32.1%
26 21.5% 32.3%
27 21.8% 32.6%
Age Male Female
28 22.0% 32.8%
29 22.2% 33.0%
30 22.5% 33.3%
31 22.7% 33.5%
32 22.9% 33.7%
33 23.2% 34.0%
34 23.4% 34.2%
35 23.6% 34.4%
36 23.8% 34.6%
37 24.1% 34.9%
Age Male Female
38 24.3% 35.1%
39 24.5% 35.3%
40 24.8% 35.6%
41 25.0% 35.8%
42 25.2% 36.0%
43 25.5% 36.3%
44 25.7% 36.5%
45 25.9% 36.7%
46 26.1% 36.9%
47 26.4% 37.2%
Age Male Female
48 26.6% 37.4%
49 26.8% 37.6%
50 27.1% 37.9%
51 27.3% 38.1%
52 27.5% 38.3%
53 27.8% 38.6%
54 28.0% 38.8%
55 28.2% 39.0%