A 46-year-old female asked:
my daughter is 13, 4 foot 11 inches and 5 stone 2 pounds. is this severely underweight?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: At 72lb or 5s2lb & 59" her body mass index is 14.5.This places her in the lowest 3% of body weight for girls her age. She would need to be at least 80 lb (5s 10lb) to reach a BMI of 16 and be at the low end of normal weight for age/height.
Last updated Apr 18, 2017
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