BMI Calculator

BMI for a 230 pound, 5′8″ man or woman
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BMI = 34.97

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 8 inch man or woman, by weight in pounds:

Weight BMI
85 lbs 12.92
90 lbs 13.68
95 lbs 14.44
100 lbs 15.20
105 lbs 15.96
110 lbs 16.72
115 lbs 17.48
120 lbs 18.24
125 lbs 19.00
130 lbs 19.76
135 lbs 20.52
140 lbs 21.28
145 lbs 22.04
150 lbs 22.80
155 lbs 23.57
160 lbs 24.33
165 lbs 25.09
170 lbs 25.85
175 lbs 26.61
180 lbs 27.37
185 lbs 28.13
190 lbs 28.89
195 lbs 29.65
200 lbs 30.41
205 lbs 31.17
210 lbs 31.93
215 lbs 32.69
220 lbs 33.45
225 lbs 34.21
230 lbs 34.97
235 lbs 35.73
240 lbs 36.49
245 lbs 37.25
250 lbs 38.01
255 lbs 38.77
260 lbs 39.53
265 lbs 40.29
270 lbs 41.05
275 lbs 41.81
280 lbs 42.57
285 lbs 43.33
290 lbs 44.09
295 lbs 44.85
300 lbs 45.61
305 lbs 46.37
310 lbs 47.13
315 lbs 47.89
320 lbs 48.65
325 lbs 49.41

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
Australia 27.4
Germany 27.4
Canada 27.3
South Africa 27.0
Russia 26.7
Brazil 26.6
Spain 26.6
Italy 26.3
Netherlands 26.1
France 25.6
China 24.0
Japan 22.8
India 21.8