BMI and Bodyfat estimation charts

The following two charts should be used by non-athletic individuals to first estimate BMI (Table 1) and then to estimate bodyfat percentage (table 2).

Table 1: BMI Chart

Feet 4'10 4'11 5'0 5'1 5'2 5'3 5'4 5'5 5'6 5'7 5'8 5'9 5'10 5'11 6'0 6'1 6'2 6'3 6'4 Meters 1.47 1.50 1.52 1.55 1.57 1.60 1.63 1.65 1.68 1.70 1.73 1.75 1.78 1.80 1.83 1.85 1.88 1.91 1.93

Lbs Kg

100

45

21

20

20

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

15

15

14

14

14

13

13

13

12

110

50

23

22

22

21

20

20

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

15

15

15

14

14

13

120

55

25

24

23

23

22

21

21

20

19

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

15

15

15

130

60

27

26

25

25

24

23

21

22

21

20

20

19

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

140

64

29

28

27

26

26

25

24

23

23

22

21

21

20

20

19

18

18

18

17

150

68

31

30

29

28

28

27

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

20

20

19

19

18

160

73

33

32

31

30

29

28

28

27

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

21

20

20

170

77

36

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

28

27

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

21

180

82

38

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

23

23

22

190

86

40

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

23

200

91

42

40

39

38

37

35

34

33

32

31

30

30

29

28

27

26

26

25

24

210

95

44

43

41

40

39

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

29

28

27

26

26

220

100

46

45

43

42

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

28

27

230

105

48

47

45

44

42

41

40

39

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

31

30

29

28

240

109

50

49

47

45

44

43

41

40

39

38

37

35

34

34

33

32

31

30

29

250

114

53

51

49

47

46

45

43

42

41

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

31

260

118

54

53

51

49

48

46

45

43

42

41

40

38

37

36

35

34

33

33

32

270

123

57

55

53

51

50

48

47

45

44

42

41

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

280

127

59

57

55

53

51

50

48

47

45

44

43

41

40

39

28

37

36

35

34

290

132

61

59

57

55

53

52

50

48

47

46

43

44

42

41

39

38

37

36

35

300

136

63

61

59

57

55

53

51

50

48

47

46

44

43

42

41

40

38

37

36

310

141

65

63

61

59

57

55

53

52

50

49

47

46

45

43

42

41

40

39

38

320

145

67

65

62

60

58

57

55

53

52

50

49

47

46

45

43

42

41

40

39

330

150

69

67

65

62

60

59

57

55

53

52

50

49

47

46

45

44

42

41

40

340

155

71

69

67

65

63

61

59

57

55

54

52

50

49

48

46

45

44

43

42

350

159

73

71

68

66

64

62

60

58

57

55

53

52

50

49

48

46

45

44

43

360

164

76

73

71

68

68

64

62

60

58

57

55

53

52

50

49

48

46

45

44

370

168

77

75

72

70

68

66

64

62

60

58

56

55

53

52

50

49

48

46

45

380

173

80

77

75

72

70

68

66

64

62

60

58

57

55

54

52

51

49

48

47

390

177

82

79

76

74

71

69

67

65

63

61

59

58

56

54

53

51

50

49

47

400

182

84

81

78

76

73

71

69

67

65

61

61

59

58

56

54

53

52

50

49

To determine BMI, locate your height on the top row (the top value is height in feet and inches, the bottom is meters) and then cross reference it with weight on the left hand column (left most column is weight in pounds, right column is weight in kilograms).

So an individual who is 5'0" (1.52 meters) tall and 150 lbs (68 kilograms) will have BMI of 28. If your weight falls in between two values, simply take the halfway value of the two. So a 5'2" (1.57 meter) individual weighing 165 lbs (~75 kg) would estimate their BMI halfway between the 160 and 170 lb values of 26 and 28 to get a BMI of 27.

Once you have your BMI, use table 2 to get a rough estimate of your bodyfat percentage. Once again please note that this is only an estimate and that active and/or athletic individuals can not use this method as it will drastically mis-estimate them. It is for inactive people only.

Table 2: BMI and Bodyfat percentage

BMI

Female BF%

Male BF%

13

13.5

You are dead

14

15

You are dead

15

16.5

You are dead

16

18

5

17

19.5

6.5

18.5

21

8

19

22.5

9.5

20

24

11

21

25.5

12.5

22

27

14

23

28.5

15.5

24

30

17

25

31.5

18.5

26

33

20

27

34.5

21.5

28

36

23

29

37.5

24.5

30

39

26

31

40.5

27.5

32

42

29

33

43.5

30.5

34

45

32

35

46.5

33.5

36

48

35

37

49.5

36.5

38

51

38

39

52.5

39.5

40

54

41

Note: If your BMI is over 40, add 1.5% bodyfat for each BMI point.

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