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I've looked at a bunch of websites but i am still wondering. what is the healthy weight for a 18 year old female at height 5 foot 4?

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Dr. Adam King
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www.Who.Int/childgrowth/standards/en/.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Use Body Mass Index,: Found at ehttp://www.Calculator.Net/bmi-calculator.Html?Ctype=standard&cage=18. Enter your age in yrs. & mos., ht. & wt. "healthy" wt. For your age & ht. Ranges from 106.0 - 149.1 lbs, 5th %ile to 85th %ile ( bmi 18.2- 25.6). A bmi of 85th %ile - 95t %ile (25.7- 29.9) = "overweight" a bmi > 95th%ile (30 & >) = "obese." http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001408/ describes pcos.

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