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Obesity Chart

There is no definitive way of assessing obesity. However, many doctors use a height-weight system known as the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a rough guide to assessing obesity among the general population.

Here's a simplified chart (see below) of the BMI obesity level for men and women* between the height of 4 ft 9 inches - 6 ft 7 inches (in Pounds and Inches) and 145 cm - 200 cm (in Kilos and Centimetres).

* Despite of the fact that ideal weight for men and women with the same height is different, see ideal weight table for men or women.

How to Use The Obesity Chart

  1. Find your height in the Height column.
  2. Look in the Obesity Point column to see when you become obese.
    Example: If you are 5 ft 5 inches tall, you start to suffer from obesity when you reach about 179 pounds, start to suffer from severe obesity if you reach about 239 pounds, and considered to be overweight when you reach about 149 pounds.
    Once you suffer from obesity you run an increased risk of developing a number of conditions. See Body Mass Index and Obesity for details.

In Pounds and Inches
Height
(inches)
Overweight
Point
(lbs)
Obesity
Point
(lbs)
Severe Obesity
Point
(lbs)
4' 9" 115.29 138.35 184.47
4' 10" 119.38 143.25 191.00
4' 11" 123.53 148.23 197.64
5' 0" 127.75 153.30 204.40
5' 1" 132.04 158.45 211.27
5' 2" 136.41 163.69 218.25
5' 3" 140.84 169.01 225.35
5' 4" 145.35 174.42 232.56
5' 5" 149.93 179.91 239.89
5' 6" 154.58 185.49 247.32
5' 7" 159.30 191.16 254.88
5' 8" 164.09 196.91 262.54
5' 9" 168.95 202.74 270.32
5' 10" 173.88 208.66 278.21
5' 11" 178.89 214.66 286.22
6' 0" 183.96 220.75 294.34
6' 1" 189.11 226.93 302.57
6' 2" 194.32 233.19 310.92
6' 3" 199.61 239.53 319.38
6' 4" 204.97 245.96 327.95
6' 5" 210.40 252.48 336.64
6' 6" 215.90 259.08 345.44
6' 7" 221.47 265.76 354.35

In Kilos and Centimetres
Height
(cm)
Overweight
Point
(kg)
Obesity
Point
(kg)
Severe Obesity
Point
(kg)
14552.5663.0884.10
14653.2963.9585.26
14754.0264.8386.44
14854.7665.7187.62
14955.5066.6088.80
15056.2567.5090.00
15157.0068.4091.20
15257.7669.3192.42
15358.52
15459.29
15560.06
15660.84
15761.62
15862.41
15963.20
16064.00
16164.80
16265.61
16366.42
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