BMI Chart to Determine
Your Body Mass Index

The bmi chart below allows you to determine your body mass index and, in theory, your risk from obesity associated diseases.

Body mass index uses your height and weight to determine whether you are considered overweight, normal, underweight or even obese. Yet, despite being used by many physicians and nutritionists, body mass index has its limitations. A bmi chart cannot determine with any degree of accuracy how much of your weight consists of fat and how much consists of lean mass such as bone and muscle.

So if you're an athlete or if you lift weights, there's a good chance a bmi table will put you in the overweight category even though you may have very little body fat. Similarly, you may have lost considerable muscle due to an injury and inactivity rest. A bmi chart may place you in the normal weight category but you could potentially still have an unhealthy amount of body fat.

So bear these things in mind when you take your score below!


BMI Chart (Height in feet/inches, Weight in lbs)

INSTRUCTIONS



BMI
(kg/m2)
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 35 40
Height
(in.)
Weight (lb.)
58" (4ft 10) 91 96 100 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 138 143 167 191
59" (4ft 11) 94 99 104 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 173 198
60" (5ft 0) 97 102 107 112 118 123 128 133 138 143 148 153 179 204
61" (5ft 1) 100 106 111 116 122 127 132 137 143 148 153 158 185 211
62" (5ft 2) 104 109 115 120 126 131 136 142 147 153 158 164 191 218
63" (5ft 3) 107 113 118 124 130 135 141 146 152 158 163 169 197 225
64" (5ft 4) 110 116 122 128 134 140 145 151 157 163 169 174 204 232
65" (5ft 5) 114 120 126 132 138 144 150 156 162 168 174 180 210 240
66" (5ft 6) 118 124 130 136 142 148 155 161 167 173 179 186 216 247
67" (5ft 7) 121 127 134 140 146 153 159 166 172 178 185 191 223 255
68" (5ft 8) 125 131 138 144 151 158 164 171 177 184 190 197 230 262
69" (5ft 9) 128 135 142 149 155 162 169 176 182 189 196 203 236 270
70" (5ft 10) 132 139 146 153 160 167 174 181 188 195 202 207 243 278
71" (5ft 11) 136 143 150 157 165 172 179 186 193 200 208 215 250 286
72" (6ft 0) 140 147 154 162 169 177 184 191 199 206 213 221 258 294
73" (6ft 1) 144 151 159 166 174 182 189 197 204 212 219 227 265 302
74" (6ft 2) 148 155 163 171 179 186 194 202 210 218 225 233 272 311
75" (6ft 3) 152 160 168 176 184 192 200 208 216 224 232 240 279 319
76" (6ft 4) 156 164 172 180 189 197 205 213 221 230 238 246 287 328






What Your BMI Score Means

Now that you've obtained a score from the bmi chart what does it mean? Take a look at the body mass index table below to find out...

Risk of Associated Disease According to BMI and Waist Size

BMI Waist less than or equal to
40 in. (men) or
35 in. (women)
Waist greater than
40 in. (men) or
35 in. (women)
18.5 or less Underweight -- N/A
18.5 - 24.9 Normal -- N/A
25.0 - 29.9 Overweight Increased High
30.0 - 34.9 Obese High Very High
35.0 - 39.9 Obese Very High Very High
40 or greater Extremely Obese Extremely High Extremely High

Notice that there are two extra columns for waist measurement? A physician may use this in conjunction with your body mass index to assess your risk category more accurately.

Remember that a body mass index has its limitations and is most useful for researchers looking at population trends as a whole. For more accurate ways on determining you body fat percentage, have a look at some of the other articles on this section of the site.



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