A 31-year-old female asked:
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whats the normal weight for a 12 year old girl? my daughter is 12 almost 13 and she weighs about 38.5kg. is this underweight?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends some on ht: Expected weight range varies with the height of a kid as well as age. You can find a chart of expected weight at www.Healthychildren.Org.Put "growth chart" in the search bar and select female .If you put the kids height on the chart at her present age it gives you a position showing how that compares with others.Locate a similar percentage point on the weight chart below to find expected wt range.
Answered on Dec 5, 2012
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Healthy weight: Please see these growth charts provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm
Answered on Nov 9, 2018

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