BMI of a 170 cm, 53 kilogram person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 53 kilos and is 170 centimeters tall?
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.

Body fat estimates for a person with a BMI of 18.34
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 9.9% 20.7%
19 10.2% 21.0%
20 10.4% 21.2%
21 10.6% 21.4%
22 10.9% 21.7%
23 11.1% 21.9%
24 11.3% 22.1%
25 11.6% 22.4%
26 11.8% 22.6%
27 12.0% 22.8%
Age Male Female
28 12.2% 23.0%
29 12.5% 23.3%
30 12.7% 23.5%
31 12.9% 23.7%
32 13.2% 24.0%
33 13.4% 24.2%
34 13.6% 24.4%
35 13.9% 24.7%
36 14.1% 24.9%
37 14.3% 25.1%
Age Male Female
38 14.5% 25.3%
39 14.8% 25.6%
40 15.0% 25.8%
41 15.2% 26.0%
42 15.5% 26.3%
43 15.7% 26.5%
44 15.9% 26.7%
45 16.2% 27.0%
46 16.4% 27.2%
47 16.6% 27.4%
Age Male Female
48 16.8% 27.6%
49 17.1% 27.9%
50 17.3% 28.1%
51 17.5% 28.3%
52 17.8% 28.6%
53 18.0% 28.8%
54 18.2% 29.0%
55 18.5% 29.3%