BMI Calculator

BMI for a 99 pound, 5′9″ man or woman
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BMI = 14.62

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 9 inch man or woman, by weight in pounds:

Weight BMI
88 lbs 12.99
93 lbs 13.73
98 lbs 14.47
103 lbs 15.21
108 lbs 15.95
113 lbs 16.69
118 lbs 17.42
123 lbs 18.16
128 lbs 18.90
133 lbs 19.64
138 lbs 20.38
143 lbs 21.12
148 lbs 21.85
153 lbs 22.59
158 lbs 23.33
163 lbs 24.07
168 lbs 24.81
173 lbs 25.54
178 lbs 26.28
183 lbs 27.02
188 lbs 27.76
193 lbs 28.50
198 lbs 29.24
203 lbs 29.97
208 lbs 30.71
213 lbs 31.45
218 lbs 32.19
223 lbs 32.93
228 lbs 33.67
233 lbs 34.40
238 lbs 35.14
243 lbs 35.88
248 lbs 36.62
253 lbs 37.36
258 lbs 38.10
263 lbs 38.83
268 lbs 39.57
273 lbs 40.31
278 lbs 41.05
283 lbs 41.79
288 lbs 42.53
293 lbs 43.26
298 lbs 44.00
303 lbs 44.74
308 lbs 45.48
313 lbs 46.22
318 lbs 46.96
323 lbs 47.69
328 lbs 48.43
333 lbs 49.17
338 lbs 49.91

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