BMI of a 79 Kilogram Person

What's my BMI if I weigh 79 kilos? Is 79 kilograms overweight? Enter your height to calculate.
cm
kg
BMI = 27.34
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 79 kg person
Height BMI
140 cm 40.31
141 cm 39.74
142 cm 39.18
143 cm 38.63
144 cm 38.10
145 cm 37.57
146 cm 37.06
147 cm 36.56
148 cm 36.07
149 cm 35.58
150 cm 35.11
151 cm 34.65
152 cm 34.19
153 cm 33.75
154 cm 33.31
155 cm 32.88
156 cm 32.46
157 cm 32.05
Height BMI
158 cm 31.65
159 cm 31.25
160 cm 30.86
161 cm 30.48
162 cm 30.10
163 cm 29.73
164 cm 29.37
165 cm 29.02
166 cm 28.67
167 cm 28.33
168 cm 27.99
169 cm 27.66
170 cm 27.34
171 cm 27.02
172 cm 26.70
173 cm 26.40
174 cm 26.09
175 cm 25.80
Height BMI
176 cm 25.50
177 cm 25.22
178 cm 24.93
179 cm 24.66
180 cm 24.38
181 cm 24.11
182 cm 23.85
183 cm 23.59
184 cm 23.33
185 cm 23.08
186 cm 22.84
187 cm 22.59
188 cm 22.35
189 cm 22.12
190 cm 21.88
191 cm 21.66
192 cm 21.43
193 cm 21.21
Height BMI
194 cm 20.99
195 cm 20.78
196 cm 20.56
197 cm 20.36
198 cm 20.15
199 cm 19.95
200 cm 19.75
201 cm 19.55
202 cm 19.36
203 cm 19.17
204 cm 18.98
205 cm 18.80
206 cm 18.62
207 cm 18.44
208 cm 18.26
209 cm 18.09
210 cm 17.91