BMI Chart

Your BMI is based on your height and weight, and it's one way to see if you're at a healthy weight. This BMI chart shows examples of body mass indexes. The figure at which your height corresponds with your weight is your body mass index. Find yours here:

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

The Body mass index is a well-known measure of adiposity (fat body), ranges from underweight to obesity and is commonly employed among children and adults to understand healthy conditions.

BMI table for adults

The WHO (World Health Organization)

Women

BMI Women

BMI chart for women

(18 - 65 years old)

Men

BMI Men

BMI chart for men

(18 - 65 years old)

Children

BMI Children

BMI chart for childrens

(2 - 18 years old)

How reliable is this BMI chart?

The correlation between the BMI value and body fatness is fairly strong, however the correlation varies by sex, race and age. For example:

  • At the same BMI, women tend to have more body fat that men.
  • At the same BMI, older people tend to have more body fat than younger adults.
  • Body builder or highly trained athletes may have a high BMI because of increased muscularity rather than increased body fatness.
  • Pregnant women (or lactating).

The Body Mass Index in only one factor related to risk for disease, so we recommend looking at two other figures:

  1. Your waist circumference.
    Abdominal fat is a predictor of risk for obesity-related diseases.
  2. Other risk factors you can have (high blood pressure, physical inactivity, etc)

For a comprehensive understanding of BMI and its correlation with body fatness, including variations by sex, age, and other factors, explore our detailed guide on BMI and its implications for health and wellness.

BMI Classification

The WHO (World Health Organization) classification of adult underweight, overweight and obesity according to BMI:

Category BMI range
Severe Thinness < 16
Moderate Thinness 16 - 17
Mild Thinness 17 - 18.4
Normal 18.5 - 25
Overweight 25 - 29.9
Obese Class I 30 - 34.9
Obese Class II 35 - 40
Obese Class III > 40

BMI is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems for adults. However, to determine if excess weight is a health risk a healthcare provider will need to perform further assessments that might include: skinfold thickness measurements, evaluation of diet, physical activity, family historia and other health screenings.

In general, the risk of having additional diseases becomes greater with increasing overweight.

Calculate your Body Mass Index

To calculate your BMI now, you can use our Best BMI calculator. You need to know your weight and height.