BMI of a 5′ 8″, 169 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 169 pounds and is 5 foot 8 inches tall?
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BMI = 25.70
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 25.70
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 18.8% 29.6%
19 19.0% 29.8%
20 19.2% 30.0%
21 19.5% 30.3%
22 19.7% 30.5%
23 19.9% 30.7%
24 20.2% 31.0%
25 20.4% 31.2%
26 20.6% 31.4%
27 20.9% 31.7%
Age Male Female
28 21.1% 31.9%
29 21.3% 32.1%
30 21.5% 32.3%
31 21.8% 32.6%
32 22.0% 32.8%
33 22.2% 33.0%
34 22.5% 33.3%
35 22.7% 33.5%
36 22.9% 33.7%
37 23.2% 34.0%
Age Male Female
38 23.4% 34.2%
39 23.6% 34.4%
40 23.8% 34.6%
41 24.1% 34.9%
42 24.3% 35.1%
43 24.5% 35.3%
44 24.8% 35.6%
45 25.0% 35.8%
46 25.2% 36.0%
47 25.5% 36.3%
Age Male Female
48 25.7% 36.5%
49 25.9% 36.7%
50 26.1% 36.9%
51 26.4% 37.2%
52 26.6% 37.4%
53 26.8% 37.6%
54 27.1% 37.9%
55 27.3% 38.1%