BMI Calculator

BMI for a 140 pound, 5′2″ man or woman
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BMI = 25.60

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 5 foot 2 inch man or woman, by weight in pounds:

Weight BMI
71 lbs 12.98
76 lbs 13.90
81 lbs 14.81
86 lbs 15.73
91 lbs 16.64
96 lbs 17.56
101 lbs 18.47
106 lbs 19.39
111 lbs 20.30
116 lbs 21.21
121 lbs 22.13
126 lbs 23.04
131 lbs 23.96
136 lbs 24.87
141 lbs 25.79
146 lbs 26.70
151 lbs 27.62
156 lbs 28.53
161 lbs 29.44
166 lbs 30.36
171 lbs 31.27
176 lbs 32.19
181 lbs 33.10
186 lbs 34.02
191 lbs 34.93
196 lbs 35.84
201 lbs 36.76
206 lbs 37.67
211 lbs 38.59
216 lbs 39.50
221 lbs 40.42
226 lbs 41.33
231 lbs 42.25
236 lbs 43.16
241 lbs 44.07
246 lbs 44.99
251 lbs 45.90
256 lbs 46.82
261 lbs 47.73
266 lbs 48.65
271 lbs 49.56

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