Merck Manual

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Who Is Overweight?

Who Is Overweight?

BMI

(Weight Category)

19–24

(*Normal)

25–29

(Overweight)

30–34

(Obese)

35–39

(Obese)

40–47

(Extremely Obese)

48–54

(Extremely Obese)

Height (inches)

Body Weight (pounds)

60–61

97–127

128–153

153–180

179–206

204–248

245–285

62–63

104–135

136–163

164–191

191–220

218–265

262–304

64–65

110–144

145–174

174–204

204–234

232–282

279–324

66–67

118–153

155–185

186–217

216–249

247–299

297–344

68–69

125–162

164–196

197–230

230–263

262–318

315–365

70–71

132–172

174–208

209–243

243–279

278–338

334–386

72–73

140–182

184–219

221–257

258–295

294–355

353–408

74–75

148–192

194–232

233–272

272–311

311–375

373–431

76

156–197

205–238

246–279

287–320

328–385

394–443

*BMIs lower than those listed as normal are considered underweight.

Calculations are done using height in meters and weight in kilograms. Height is without shoes. Weight is without clothes.

BMI = body mass index.