BMI of a 56 kilogram person

What's my BMI if I weigh 56 kilos? Is 56 kilograms overweight? Enter your height to calculate.
cm
kg
BMI = 19.38

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 27.7.

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 56 kg person
Height BMI
140cm 28.57
141cm 28.17
142cm 27.77
143cm 27.39
144cm 27.01
145cm 26.63
146cm 26.27
147cm 25.92
148cm 25.57
149cm 25.22
150cm 24.89
151cm 24.56
152cm 24.24
153cm 23.92
154cm 23.61
155cm 23.31
156cm 23.01
157cm 22.72
Height BMI
158cm 22.43
159cm 22.15
160cm 21.88
161cm 21.60
162cm 21.34
163cm 21.08
164cm 20.82
165cm 20.57
166cm 20.32
167cm 20.08
168cm 19.84
169cm 19.61
170cm 19.38
171cm 19.15
172cm 18.93
173cm 18.71
174cm 18.50
175cm 18.29
Height BMI
176cm 18.08
177cm 17.87
178cm 17.67
179cm 17.48
180cm 17.28
181cm 17.09
182cm 16.91
183cm 16.72
184cm 16.54
185cm 16.36
186cm 16.19
187cm 16.01
188cm 15.84
189cm 15.68
190cm 15.51
191cm 15.35
192cm 15.19
193cm 15.03
Height BMI
194cm 14.88
195cm 14.73
196cm 14.58
197cm 14.43
198cm 14.28
199cm 14.14
200cm 14.00
201cm 13.86
202cm 13.72
203cm 13.59
204cm 13.46
205cm 13.33
206cm 13.20
207cm 13.07
208cm 12.94
209cm 12.82
210cm 12.70