Find Your Body Mass Index (BMI)


Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) "overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height... For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the 'body mass index' (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat."

The average BMI in the United States is 27.8 for males and 28.1 for females. To find your BMI, use the chart below to locate your height first then scan across until you find your weight in one of the 16 BMI columns.


Healthy Weight Overweight Obese
BMI 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Height Body Weight in Pounds
4'10 91 96 100 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 138 143 148 153 158 162
4'11 94 99 104 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 168
5' 97 102 107 112 118 123 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 168 174
5'1 100 106 111 116 122 127 132 137 143 148 153 158 164 169 174 180
5'2 104 109 115 120 126 131 136 142 147 153 158 164 169 175 180 186
5'3 107 113 118 124 130 135 141 146 152 158 163 169 175 180 186 191
5'4 110 116 122 128 134 140 145 151 157 163 169 174 180 186 192 197
5'5 114 120 126 132 138 144 150 156 162 168 174 180 186 192 198 204
5'6 118 124 130 136 142 148 155 161 167 173 179 186 192 198 204 210
5'7 121 127 134 140 146 153 159 166 172 178 185 191 198 204 211 217
5'8 125 131 138 144 151 158 164 171 177 184 190 197 203 210 216 223
5'9 128 135 142 149 155 162 169 176 182 189 196 203 209 216 223 230
5'10 132 139 146 153 160 167 174 181 188 195 202 209 216 222 229 236
5'11 136 143 150 157 165 172 179 186 193 200 208 215 222 229 236 243
6' 140 147 154 162 169 177 184 191 199 206 213 221 228 235 242 250
6'1 144 151 159 166 174 182 189 197 204 212 219 227 235 242 250 257
6'2 148 155 163 171 179 186 194 202 210 218 225 233 241 249 256 264
6'3 152 160 168 176 184 192 200 208 216 224 232 240 248 256 264 272
6'4 156 164 172 180 189 197 205 213 221 230 238 246 254 263 271 279
Healthy Weight Overweight Obese
BMI 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
See how your BMI compares to national averages in 92 countries around the world.
Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Defining Overweight and Obesity," www.cdc.gov, June 21, 2010

Cynthia L. Ogden, et al., "Mean Body Weight, Height, and Body Mass Index, United States 1960-2002," CDC publication Advance Data, Oct. 27, 2004