BMI of a 5′ 8″, 186 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 186 pounds and is 5 foot 8 inches tall?
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For a 5′ 8″ tall person who weighs 186 lbs:
BMI = 28.28
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 28.28
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 21.9% 32.7%
19 22.1% 32.9%
20 22.3% 33.1%
21 22.6% 33.4%
22 22.8% 33.6%
23 23.0% 33.8%
24 23.3% 34.1%
25 23.5% 34.3%
26 23.7% 34.5%
27 23.9% 34.7%
28 24.2% 35.0%
29 24.4% 35.2%
30 24.6% 35.4%
Age Male Female
31 24.9% 35.7%
32 25.1% 35.9%
33 25.3% 36.1%
34 25.6% 36.4%
35 25.8% 36.6%
36 26.0% 36.8%
37 26.2% 37.0%
38 26.5% 37.3%
39 26.7% 37.5%
40 26.9% 37.7%
41 27.2% 38.0%
42 27.4% 38.2%
43 27.6% 38.4%
Age Male Female
44 27.9% 38.7%
45 28.1% 38.9%
46 28.3% 39.1%
47 28.5% 39.3%
48 28.8% 39.6%
49 29.0% 39.8%
50 29.2% 40.0%
51 29.5% 40.3%
52 29.7% 40.5%
53 29.9% 40.7%
54 30.2% 41.0%
55 30.4% 41.2%