BMI of a 6′ 2″, 270 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 270 pounds and is 6 foot 2 inches tall?
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BMI = 34.67
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 34.67
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 29.5% 40.3%
19 29.8% 40.6%
20 30.0% 40.8%
21 30.2% 41.0%
22 30.5% 41.3%
23 30.7% 41.5%
24 30.9% 41.7%
25 31.2% 42.0%
26 31.4% 42.2%
27 31.6% 42.4%
Age Male Female
28 31.8% 42.6%
29 32.1% 42.9%
30 32.3% 43.1%
31 32.5% 43.3%
32 32.8% 43.6%
33 33.0% 43.8%
34 33.2% 44.0%
35 33.5% 44.3%
36 33.7% 44.5%
37 33.9% 44.7%
Age Male Female
38 34.1% 44.9%
39 34.4% 45.2%
40 34.6% 45.4%
41 34.8% 45.6%
42 35.1% 45.9%
43 35.3% 46.1%
44 35.5% 46.3%
45 35.8% 46.6%
46 36.0% 46.8%
47 36.2% 47.0%
Age Male Female
48 36.4% 47.2%
49 36.7% 47.5%
50 36.9% 47.7%
51 37.1% 47.9%
52 37.4% 48.2%
53 37.6% 48.4%
54 37.8% 48.6%
55 38.1% 48.9%