BMI of a 5′ 7″, 194 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 194 pounds and is 5 foot 7 inches tall?
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BMI = 30.38
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 30.38
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 24.4% 35.2%
19 24.6% 35.4%
20 24.9% 35.7%
21 25.1% 35.9%
22 25.3% 36.1%
23 25.5% 36.3%
24 25.8% 36.6%
25 26.0% 36.8%
26 26.2% 37.0%
27 26.5% 37.3%
Age Male Female
28 26.7% 37.5%
29 26.9% 37.7%
30 27.2% 38.0%
31 27.4% 38.2%
32 27.6% 38.4%
33 27.8% 38.6%
34 28.1% 38.9%
35 28.3% 39.1%
36 28.5% 39.3%
37 28.8% 39.6%
Age Male Female
38 29.0% 39.8%
39 29.2% 40.0%
40 29.5% 40.3%
41 29.7% 40.5%
42 29.9% 40.7%
43 30.1% 40.9%
44 30.4% 41.2%
45 30.6% 41.4%
46 30.8% 41.6%
47 31.1% 41.9%
Age Male Female
48 31.3% 42.1%
49 31.5% 42.3%
50 31.8% 42.6%
51 32.0% 42.8%
52 32.2% 43.0%
53 32.4% 43.2%
54 32.7% 43.5%
55 32.9% 43.7%