BMI of a 5′ 6″, 194 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 194 pounds and is 5 foot 6 inches tall?
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BMI = 31.31
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 31.31
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 25.5% 36.3%
19 25.7% 36.5%
20 26.0% 36.8%
21 26.2% 37.0%
22 26.4% 37.2%
23 26.7% 37.5%
24 26.9% 37.7%
25 27.1% 37.9%
26 27.4% 38.2%
27 27.6% 38.4%
Age Male Female
28 27.8% 38.6%
29 28.0% 38.8%
30 28.3% 39.1%
31 28.5% 39.3%
32 28.7% 39.5%
33 29.0% 39.8%
34 29.2% 40.0%
35 29.4% 40.2%
36 29.7% 40.5%
37 29.9% 40.7%
Age Male Female
38 30.1% 40.9%
39 30.3% 41.1%
40 30.6% 41.4%
41 30.8% 41.6%
42 31.0% 41.8%
43 31.3% 42.1%
44 31.5% 42.3%
45 31.7% 42.5%
46 32.0% 42.8%
47 32.2% 43.0%
Age Male Female
48 32.4% 43.2%
49 32.6% 43.4%
50 32.9% 43.7%
51 33.1% 43.9%
52 33.3% 44.1%
53 33.6% 44.4%
54 33.8% 44.6%
55 34.0% 44.8%