BMI Calculator

Approximately 108 million American adults are overweight or obese. Increased risk of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain cancers
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder disease

CDC/NCHS 1999

Enter your height and weight below. The higher your BMI, the higher your health risk.



5’11” — (5 x 12) + 11 = 71 inches



Classification of Overweight and Obesity by BMI, Waist Circumference, and Associated Disease Risks

Disease Risk *Relative to Normal Weight and Waist Circumference

BMI Obesity Men 102 cm (40 in) or less Men > 102 cm (40 in)
Range (kg/m²) Class Women 88 cm (35in) or less Women > 88 cm (35 in)
Underweight < 18.5
Normal 15.5 – 24.9
Overweight 25.0 – 29.9 Increased High
Obesity 30.0-34.9 I High Very High
Obesity 35.0 – 39.9 II Very High Very High
Extreme Obesity 40.0+ III Extremely High Extremely High

* Disease risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and CVD.
+ Increased waist circumference can also be a marker for increased risk even in persons of normal weight.

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