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A 16-year-old female asked:

Is 98 lbs a normal weight for a 12 year old female that is 5'1?

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Dr. Bishnu Subedi
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Your body mass index (BMI) is 18.5. Its very good. Normal range is 18-25, you want to keep it at lower side.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Body mass index: BMI or body mass index can be calculated here: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm There is also a BMI calculator app. BMI in a 12 year old needs to be adjusted for AGE
Last updated Jun 15, 2016

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