BMI of a 6′ 2″, 212 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 212 pounds and is 6 foot 2 inches tall?
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BMI = 27.22
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 27.22
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 20.6% 31.4%
19 20.8% 31.6%
20 21.1% 31.9%
21 21.3% 32.1%
22 21.5% 32.3%
23 21.8% 32.6%
24 22.0% 32.8%
25 22.2% 33.0%
26 22.4% 33.2%
27 22.7% 33.5%
Age Male Female
28 22.9% 33.7%
29 23.1% 33.9%
30 23.4% 34.2%
31 23.6% 34.4%
32 23.8% 34.6%
33 24.1% 34.9%
34 24.3% 35.1%
35 24.5% 35.3%
36 24.7% 35.5%
37 25.0% 35.8%
Age Male Female
38 25.2% 36.0%
39 25.4% 36.2%
40 25.7% 36.5%
41 25.9% 36.7%
42 26.1% 36.9%
43 26.4% 37.2%
44 26.6% 37.4%
45 26.8% 37.6%
46 27.0% 37.8%
47 27.3% 38.1%
Age Male Female
48 27.5% 38.3%
49 27.7% 38.5%
50 28.0% 38.8%
51 28.2% 39.0%
52 28.4% 39.2%
53 28.7% 39.5%
54 28.9% 39.7%
55 29.1% 39.9%