BMI of a 55 Kilogram Person

What's my BMI if I weigh 55 kilos? Is 55 kilograms overweight? Enter your height to calculate.
cm
kg
BMI = 19.03
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 55 kg person
Height BMI
140 cm 28.06
141 cm 27.66
142 cm 27.28
143 cm 26.90
144 cm 26.52
145 cm 26.16
146 cm 25.80
147 cm 25.45
148 cm 25.11
149 cm 24.77
150 cm 24.44
151 cm 24.12
152 cm 23.81
153 cm 23.50
154 cm 23.19
155 cm 22.89
156 cm 22.60
157 cm 22.31
Height BMI
158 cm 22.03
159 cm 21.76
160 cm 21.48
161 cm 21.22
162 cm 20.96
163 cm 20.70
164 cm 20.45
165 cm 20.20
166 cm 19.96
167 cm 19.72
168 cm 19.49
169 cm 19.26
170 cm 19.03
171 cm 18.81
172 cm 18.59
173 cm 18.38
174 cm 18.17
175 cm 17.96
Height BMI
176 cm 17.76
177 cm 17.56
178 cm 17.36
179 cm 17.17
180 cm 16.98
181 cm 16.79
182 cm 16.60
183 cm 16.42
184 cm 16.25
185 cm 16.07
186 cm 15.90
187 cm 15.73
188 cm 15.56
189 cm 15.40
190 cm 15.24
191 cm 15.08
192 cm 14.92
193 cm 14.77
Height BMI
194 cm 14.61
195 cm 14.46
196 cm 14.32
197 cm 14.17
198 cm 14.03
199 cm 13.89
200 cm 13.75
201 cm 13.61
202 cm 13.48
203 cm 13.35
204 cm 13.22
205 cm 13.09
206 cm 12.96
207 cm 12.84
208 cm 12.71
209 cm 12.59
210 cm 12.47