BMI of a 150 cm, 53 kilogram person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 53 kilos and is 150 centimeters tall?
cm
kg
BMI = 23.56
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 23.56
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 16.2% 27.0%
19 16.4% 27.2%
20 16.7% 27.5%
21 16.9% 27.7%
22 17.1% 27.9%
23 17.4% 28.2%
24 17.6% 28.4%
25 17.8% 28.6%
26 18.1% 28.9%
27 18.3% 29.1%
Age Male Female
28 18.5% 29.3%
29 18.7% 29.5%
30 19.0% 29.8%
31 19.2% 30.0%
32 19.4% 30.2%
33 19.7% 30.5%
34 19.9% 30.7%
35 20.1% 30.9%
36 20.4% 31.2%
37 20.6% 31.4%
Age Male Female
38 20.8% 31.6%
39 21.0% 31.8%
40 21.3% 32.1%
41 21.5% 32.3%
42 21.7% 32.5%
43 22.0% 32.8%
44 22.2% 33.0%
45 22.4% 33.2%
46 22.7% 33.5%
47 22.9% 33.7%
Age Male Female
48 23.1% 33.9%
49 23.3% 34.1%
50 23.6% 34.4%
51 23.8% 34.6%
52 24.0% 34.8%
53 24.3% 35.1%
54 24.5% 35.3%
55 24.7% 35.5%