BMI of a 5′ 4″, 194 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 194 pounds and is 5 foot 4 inches tall?
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BMI = 33.30
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 33.30
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 27.9% 38.7%
19 28.1% 38.9%
20 28.4% 39.2%
21 28.6% 39.4%
22 28.8% 39.6%
23 29.1% 39.9%
24 29.3% 40.1%
25 29.5% 40.3%
26 29.7% 40.5%
27 30.0% 40.8%
Age Male Female
28 30.2% 41.0%
29 30.4% 41.2%
30 30.7% 41.5%
31 30.9% 41.7%
32 31.1% 41.9%
33 31.4% 42.2%
34 31.6% 42.4%
35 31.8% 42.6%
36 32.0% 42.8%
37 32.3% 43.1%
Age Male Female
38 32.5% 43.3%
39 32.7% 43.5%
40 33.0% 43.8%
41 33.2% 44.0%
42 33.4% 44.2%
43 33.7% 44.5%
44 33.9% 44.7%
45 34.1% 44.9%
46 34.3% 45.1%
47 34.6% 45.4%
Age Male Female
48 34.8% 45.6%
49 35.0% 45.8%
50 35.3% 46.1%
51 35.5% 46.3%
52 35.7% 46.5%
53 36.0% 46.8%
54 36.2% 47.0%
55 36.4% 47.2%