BMI of a 6′ 1″, 260 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 260 pounds and is 6 foot 1 inches tall?
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BMI = 34.30
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 34.30
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 29.1% 39.9%
19 29.3% 40.1%
20 29.6% 40.4%
21 29.8% 40.6%
22 30.0% 40.8%
23 30.3% 41.1%
24 30.5% 41.3%
25 30.7% 41.5%
26 30.9% 41.7%
27 31.2% 42.0%
Age Male Female
28 31.4% 42.2%
29 31.6% 42.4%
30 31.9% 42.7%
31 32.1% 42.9%
32 32.3% 43.1%
33 32.6% 43.4%
34 32.8% 43.6%
35 33.0% 43.8%
36 33.2% 44.0%
37 33.5% 44.3%
Age Male Female
38 33.7% 44.5%
39 33.9% 44.7%
40 34.2% 45.0%
41 34.4% 45.2%
42 34.6% 45.4%
43 34.9% 45.7%
44 35.1% 45.9%
45 35.3% 46.1%
46 35.5% 46.3%
47 35.8% 46.6%
Age Male Female
48 36.0% 46.8%
49 36.2% 47.0%
50 36.5% 47.3%
51 36.7% 47.5%
52 36.9% 47.7%
53 37.2% 48.0%
54 37.4% 48.2%
55 37.6% 48.4%