BMI Calculator

BMI for a 119 pound, 5′5″ man or woman
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BMI = 19.80

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 5 inch man or woman, by weight in pounds:

Weight BMI
78 lbs 12.98
83 lbs 13.81
88 lbs 14.64
93 lbs 15.47
98 lbs 16.31
103 lbs 17.14
108 lbs 17.97
113 lbs 18.80
118 lbs 19.63
123 lbs 20.47
128 lbs 21.30
133 lbs 22.13
138 lbs 22.96
143 lbs 23.79
148 lbs 24.63
153 lbs 25.46
158 lbs 26.29
163 lbs 27.12
168 lbs 27.95
173 lbs 28.79
178 lbs 29.62
183 lbs 30.45
188 lbs 31.28
193 lbs 32.11
198 lbs 32.95
203 lbs 33.78
208 lbs 34.61
213 lbs 35.44
218 lbs 36.27
223 lbs 37.11
228 lbs 37.94
233 lbs 38.77
238 lbs 39.60
243 lbs 40.43
248 lbs 41.26
253 lbs 42.10
258 lbs 42.93
263 lbs 43.76
268 lbs 44.59
273 lbs 45.42
278 lbs 46.26
283 lbs 47.09
288 lbs 47.92
293 lbs 48.75
298 lbs 49.58

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