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what is the average weight for a 5'0 12 year old girl?

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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Average weight: Around 95 pounds but there are many normal variations to this.
Answered on Oct 2, 2014
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
50th percentile: Height of 60 inches places you at the 50th percentile, the 50th percentile for weight at 12 years is between 95 and 105 pounds. Based on BMI percentiles between 85 and 110 pounds encompasses the normal range.
Answered on Mar 23, 2018
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
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See Dr. Rhoads answer for a much better explanation.
Oct 2, 2014
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
A range of weight: There is no perfect or normal number. It depends on her pattern of grown since birth. She may have be in the 80th percentile all her life, then a 10& change to a different percentile may be significant. Here is a page where you can find the growth chart for girls, ages 2-20 (with stature and weight) in the language you prefer. Growth charts aren't everything. If somebody looks pl
Answered on May 8, 2018
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
agree completely much better answer
Oct 2, 2014
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Provided original answer
And Instead of 10& read 10%
Oct 2, 2014
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
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Sorry! Incomplete last sentence due to evil keystroke click. If somebody looks plump (waist bigger than chest) then that person is overweight and a lower fat, lower sugar, lower calorie diet is in order.
Oct 2, 2014

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