BMI of a 6′ 0″, 225 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 225 pounds and is 6 foot 0 inches tall?
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BMI = 30.52
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 30.52
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 24.6% 35.4%
19 24.8% 35.6%
20 25.0% 35.8%
21 25.3% 36.1%
22 25.5% 36.3%
23 25.7% 36.5%
24 25.9% 36.7%
25 26.2% 37.0%
26 26.4% 37.2%
27 26.6% 37.4%
Age Male Female
28 26.9% 37.7%
29 27.1% 37.9%
30 27.3% 38.1%
31 27.6% 38.4%
32 27.8% 38.6%
33 28.0% 38.8%
34 28.2% 39.0%
35 28.5% 39.3%
36 28.7% 39.5%
37 28.9% 39.7%
Age Male Female
38 29.2% 40.0%
39 29.4% 40.2%
40 29.6% 40.4%
41 29.9% 40.7%
42 30.1% 40.9%
43 30.3% 41.1%
44 30.5% 41.3%
45 30.8% 41.6%
46 31.0% 41.8%
47 31.2% 42.0%
Age Male Female
48 31.5% 42.3%
49 31.7% 42.5%
50 31.9% 42.7%
51 32.2% 43.0%
52 32.4% 43.2%
53 32.6% 43.4%
54 32.8% 43.6%
55 33.1% 43.9%