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A 39-year-old female asked:

Is a 10 yr. old female weighing 100.8 lbs. an 4ft. 11in. average weight or overweight? and what are the ratios for both average and underweight?

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Dr. Maya Haasz
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Healthy weight: Appropriate weights are calculated as your body-mass-index. The appropriate BMI is age dependent. Your BMI is 86%, which is more than 85% of children your age, and is just crossing into the range for overweight. A normal BMI should be 5-85%. At this age you are also growing in height and should not be trying to lose weight. Instead, make healthy eating to keep weight stable as you grow into it.

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Last updated Jan 11, 2017

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