BMI of a 5′ 10″, 172 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 172 pounds and is 5 foot 10 inches tall?
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BMI = 24.68
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 24.68
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 17.6% 28.4%
19 17.8% 28.6%
20 18.0% 28.8%
21 18.2% 29.0%
22 18.5% 29.3%
23 18.7% 29.5%
24 18.9% 29.7%
25 19.2% 30.0%
26 19.4% 30.2%
27 19.6% 30.4%
Age Male Female
28 19.9% 30.7%
29 20.1% 30.9%
30 20.3% 31.1%
31 20.5% 31.3%
32 20.8% 31.6%
33 21.0% 31.8%
34 21.2% 32.0%
35 21.5% 32.3%
36 21.7% 32.5%
37 21.9% 32.7%
Age Male Female
38 22.2% 33.0%
39 22.4% 33.2%
40 22.6% 33.4%
41 22.8% 33.6%
42 23.1% 33.9%
43 23.3% 34.1%
44 23.5% 34.3%
45 23.8% 34.6%
46 24.0% 34.8%
47 24.2% 35.0%
Age Male Female
48 24.5% 35.3%
49 24.7% 35.5%
50 24.9% 35.7%
51 25.1% 35.9%
52 25.4% 36.2%
53 25.6% 36.4%
54 25.8% 36.6%
55 26.1% 36.9%