BMI Calculator

BMI for a 149 pound, 4′8″ man or woman
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BMI = 33.40

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is used to estimate if a person is overweight or underweight.

It is calculated the same way for men and women.

These are the generally accepted classifications:

  • Underweight: less than 18.5
  • Normal weight: 18.5-25
  • Overweight: 25-30
  • Obese: BMI of 30 or greater

What's the Body Mass Index? How much?

BMI chart for a 4 foot 8 inch man or woman, by weight in pounds:

Weight BMI
57 lbs 12.78
62 lbs 13.90
67 lbs 15.02
72 lbs 16.14
77 lbs 17.26
82 lbs 18.38
87 lbs 19.50
92 lbs 20.62
97 lbs 21.74
102 lbs 22.87
107 lbs 23.99
112 lbs 25.11
117 lbs 26.23
122 lbs 27.35
127 lbs 28.47
132 lbs 29.59
137 lbs 30.71
142 lbs 31.83
147 lbs 32.95
152 lbs 34.07
157 lbs 35.19
162 lbs 36.32
167 lbs 37.44
172 lbs 38.56
177 lbs 39.68
182 lbs 40.80
187 lbs 41.92
192 lbs 43.04
197 lbs 44.16
202 lbs 45.28
207 lbs 46.40
212 lbs 47.52
217 lbs 48.65
222 lbs 49.77

Mean BMI for Selected Countries

Both sexes, ages 18+. Source: World Health Organization, 2016.

Country BMI
Nauru 32.5
Egypt 29.4
United States 29.1
Mexico 27.9
United Kingdom 27.5
Germany 27.4
Australia 27.4
Canada 27.3
South Africa 27.0
Russia 26.7
Spain 26.6
Brazil 26.6
Italy 26.3
Netherlands 26.1
France 25.6
China 24.0
Japan 22.8
India 21.8