BMI of a 5′ 8″, 212 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 212 pounds and is 5 foot 8 inches tall?
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BMI = 32.23
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 32.23
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 26.6% 37.4%
19 26.8% 37.6%
20 27.1% 37.9%
21 27.3% 38.1%
22 27.5% 38.3%
23 27.8% 38.6%
24 28.0% 38.8%
25 28.2% 39.0%
26 28.5% 39.3%
27 28.7% 39.5%
Age Male Female
28 28.9% 39.7%
29 29.1% 39.9%
30 29.4% 40.2%
31 29.6% 40.4%
32 29.8% 40.6%
33 30.1% 40.9%
34 30.3% 41.1%
35 30.5% 41.3%
36 30.8% 41.6%
37 31.0% 41.8%
Age Male Female
38 31.2% 42.0%
39 31.4% 42.2%
40 31.7% 42.5%
41 31.9% 42.7%
42 32.1% 42.9%
43 32.4% 43.2%
44 32.6% 43.4%
45 32.8% 43.6%
46 33.1% 43.9%
47 33.3% 44.1%
Age Male Female
48 33.5% 44.3%
49 33.7% 44.5%
50 34.0% 44.8%
51 34.2% 45.0%
52 34.4% 45.2%
53 34.7% 45.5%
54 34.9% 45.7%
55 35.1% 45.9%