BMI of a 170 cm, 79 kilogram person

What is the BMI of a man or woman who weighs 79 kilos and is 170 centimeters tall?
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For a 170 cm tall person who weighs 79 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.

Body fat estimates for a person with a BMI of 27.34
These are rough estimates based on a formula, and do not reflect differences in muscularity, body types, etc...
Age Male Female
18 20.7% 31.5%
19 21.0% 31.8%
20 21.2% 32.0%
21 21.4% 32.2%
22 21.7% 32.5%
23 21.9% 32.7%
24 22.1% 32.9%
25 22.4% 33.2%
26 22.6% 33.4%
27 22.8% 33.6%
28 23.0% 33.8%
29 23.3% 34.1%
30 23.5% 34.3%
Age Male Female
31 23.7% 34.5%
32 24.0% 34.8%
33 24.2% 35.0%
34 24.4% 35.2%
35 24.7% 35.5%
36 24.9% 35.7%
37 25.1% 35.9%
38 25.3% 36.1%
39 25.6% 36.4%
40 25.8% 36.6%
41 26.0% 36.8%
42 26.3% 37.1%
43 26.5% 37.3%
Age Male Female
44 26.7% 37.5%
45 27.0% 37.8%
46 27.2% 38.0%
47 27.4% 38.2%
48 27.6% 38.4%
49 27.9% 38.7%
50 28.1% 38.9%
51 28.3% 39.1%
52 28.6% 39.4%
53 28.8% 39.6%
54 29.0% 39.8%
55 29.3% 40.1%