BMI of a 5′ 10″, 194 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 194 pounds and is 5 foot 10 inches tall?
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BMI = 27.84
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 27.84
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 21.3% 32.1%
19 21.6% 32.4%
20 21.8% 32.6%
21 22.0% 32.8%
22 22.3% 33.1%
23 22.5% 33.3%
24 22.7% 33.5%
25 23.0% 33.8%
26 23.2% 34.0%
27 23.4% 34.2%
Age Male Female
28 23.6% 34.4%
29 23.9% 34.7%
30 24.1% 34.9%
31 24.3% 35.1%
32 24.6% 35.4%
33 24.8% 35.6%
34 25.0% 35.8%
35 25.3% 36.1%
36 25.5% 36.3%
37 25.7% 36.5%
Age Male Female
38 25.9% 36.7%
39 26.2% 37.0%
40 26.4% 37.2%
41 26.6% 37.4%
42 26.9% 37.7%
43 27.1% 37.9%
44 27.3% 38.1%
45 27.6% 38.4%
46 27.8% 38.6%
47 28.0% 38.8%
Age Male Female
48 28.2% 39.0%
49 28.5% 39.3%
50 28.7% 39.5%
51 28.9% 39.7%
52 29.2% 40.0%
53 29.4% 40.2%
54 29.6% 40.4%
55 29.9% 40.7%