BMI of a 6′ 0″, 172 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 172 pounds and is 6 foot 0 inches tall?
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BMI = 23.33
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 23.33
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 15.9% 26.7%
19 16.2% 27.0%
20 16.4% 27.2%
21 16.6% 27.4%
22 16.9% 27.7%
23 17.1% 27.9%
24 17.3% 28.1%
25 17.5% 28.3%
26 17.8% 28.6%
27 18.0% 28.8%
Age Male Female
28 18.2% 29.0%
29 18.5% 29.3%
30 18.7% 29.5%
31 18.9% 29.7%
32 19.2% 30.0%
33 19.4% 30.2%
34 19.6% 30.4%
35 19.8% 30.6%
36 20.1% 30.9%
37 20.3% 31.1%
Age Male Female
38 20.5% 31.3%
39 20.8% 31.6%
40 21.0% 31.8%
41 21.2% 32.0%
42 21.5% 32.3%
43 21.7% 32.5%
44 21.9% 32.7%
45 22.1% 32.9%
46 22.4% 33.2%
47 22.6% 33.4%
Age Male Female
48 22.8% 33.6%
49 23.1% 33.9%
50 23.3% 34.1%
51 23.5% 34.3%
52 23.8% 34.6%
53 24.0% 34.8%
54 24.2% 35.0%
55 24.4% 35.2%