BMI of a 5′ 10″, 212 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 212 pounds and is 5 foot 10 inches tall?
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BMI = 30.42
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 30.42
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 24.7% 35.5%
20 24.9% 35.7%
21 25.1% 35.9%
22 25.4% 36.2%
23 25.6% 36.4%
24 25.8% 36.6%
25 26.1% 36.9%
26 26.3% 37.1%
27 26.5% 37.3%
Age Male Female
28 26.7% 37.5%
29 27.0% 37.8%
30 27.2% 38.0%
31 27.4% 38.2%
32 27.7% 38.5%
33 27.9% 38.7%
34 28.1% 38.9%
35 28.4% 39.2%
36 28.6% 39.4%
37 28.8% 39.6%
Age Male Female
38 29.0% 39.8%
39 29.3% 40.1%
40 29.5% 40.3%
41 29.7% 40.5%
42 30.0% 40.8%
43 30.2% 41.0%
44 30.4% 41.2%
45 30.7% 41.5%
46 30.9% 41.7%
47 31.1% 41.9%
Age Male Female
48 31.3% 42.1%
49 31.6% 42.4%
50 31.8% 42.6%
51 32.0% 42.8%
52 32.3% 43.1%
53 32.5% 43.3%
54 32.7% 43.5%
55 33.0% 43.8%