BMI of a 53 Kilogram Person

What's my BMI if I weigh 53 kilos? Is 53 kilograms overweight? Enter your height to calculate.
cm
kg
BMI = 18.34
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 53 kg person
Height BMI
140 cm 27.04
141 cm 26.66
142 cm 26.28
143 cm 25.92
144 cm 25.56
145 cm 25.21
146 cm 24.86
147 cm 24.53
148 cm 24.20
149 cm 23.87
150 cm 23.56
151 cm 23.24
152 cm 22.94
153 cm 22.64
154 cm 22.35
155 cm 22.06
156 cm 21.78
157 cm 21.50
Height BMI
158 cm 21.23
159 cm 20.96
160 cm 20.70
161 cm 20.45
162 cm 20.20
163 cm 19.95
164 cm 19.71
165 cm 19.47
166 cm 19.23
167 cm 19.00
168 cm 18.78
169 cm 18.56
170 cm 18.34
171 cm 18.13
172 cm 17.92
173 cm 17.71
174 cm 17.51
175 cm 17.31
Height BMI
176 cm 17.11
177 cm 16.92
178 cm 16.73
179 cm 16.54
180 cm 16.36
181 cm 16.18
182 cm 16.00
183 cm 15.83
184 cm 15.65
185 cm 15.49
186 cm 15.32
187 cm 15.16
188 cm 15.00
189 cm 14.84
190 cm 14.68
191 cm 14.53
192 cm 14.38
193 cm 14.23
Height BMI
194 cm 14.08
195 cm 13.94
196 cm 13.80
197 cm 13.66
198 cm 13.52
199 cm 13.38
200 cm 13.25
201 cm 13.12
202 cm 12.99
203 cm 12.86
204 cm 12.74
205 cm 12.61
206 cm 12.49
207 cm 12.37
208 cm 12.25
209 cm 12.13
210 cm 12.02