BMI of a 48 Kilogram Person

What's my BMI if I weigh 48 kilos? Is 48 kilograms overweight? Enter your height to calculate.
cm
kg
BMI = 16.61
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.

BMI Chart for a 48 kg person
Height BMI
140 cm 24.49
141 cm 24.14
142 cm 23.80
143 cm 23.47
144 cm 23.15
145 cm 22.83
146 cm 22.52
147 cm 22.21
148 cm 21.91
149 cm 21.62
150 cm 21.33
151 cm 21.05
152 cm 20.78
153 cm 20.50
154 cm 20.24
155 cm 19.98
156 cm 19.72
157 cm 19.47
Height BMI
158 cm 19.23
159 cm 18.99
160 cm 18.75
161 cm 18.52
162 cm 18.29
163 cm 18.07
164 cm 17.85
165 cm 17.63
166 cm 17.42
167 cm 17.21
168 cm 17.01
169 cm 16.81
170 cm 16.61
171 cm 16.42
172 cm 16.22
173 cm 16.04
174 cm 15.85
175 cm 15.67
Height BMI
176 cm 15.50
177 cm 15.32
178 cm 15.15
179 cm 14.98
180 cm 14.81
181 cm 14.65
182 cm 14.49
183 cm 14.33
184 cm 14.18
185 cm 14.02
186 cm 13.87
187 cm 13.73
188 cm 13.58
189 cm 13.44
190 cm 13.30
191 cm 13.16
192 cm 13.02
193 cm 12.89
Height BMI
194 cm 12.75
195 cm 12.62
196 cm 12.49
197 cm 12.37
198 cm 12.24
199 cm 12.12
200 cm 12.00
201 cm 11.88
202 cm 11.76
203 cm 11.65
204 cm 11.53
205 cm 11.42
206 cm 11.31
207 cm 11.20
208 cm 11.09
209 cm 10.99
210 cm 10.88