BMI of a 6′ 4″, 270 Pound Person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 270 pounds and is 6 foot 4 inches tall?
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BMI = 32.87
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 32.87
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 27.4% 38.2%
19 27.6% 38.4%
20 27.8% 38.6%
21 28.1% 38.9%
22 28.3% 39.1%
23 28.5% 39.3%
24 28.8% 39.6%
25 29.0% 39.8%
26 29.2% 40.0%
27 29.5% 40.3%
Age Male Female
28 29.7% 40.5%
29 29.9% 40.7%
30 30.1% 40.9%
31 30.4% 41.2%
32 30.6% 41.4%
33 30.8% 41.6%
34 31.1% 41.9%
35 31.3% 42.1%
36 31.5% 42.3%
37 31.8% 42.6%
Age Male Female
38 32.0% 42.8%
39 32.2% 43.0%
40 32.4% 43.2%
41 32.7% 43.5%
42 32.9% 43.7%
43 33.1% 43.9%
44 33.4% 44.2%
45 33.6% 44.4%
46 33.8% 44.6%
47 34.1% 44.9%
Age Male Female
48 34.3% 45.1%
49 34.5% 45.3%
50 34.7% 45.5%
51 35.0% 45.8%
52 35.2% 46.0%
53 35.4% 46.2%
54 35.7% 46.5%
55 35.9% 46.7%