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Exactly how much should a 5'3" 16 year old girl weigh?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
50th percentile: She should weigh about 120 lbs.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Help please? How much should a 5'10 16 year old girl weigh?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Growth Chart: You can use the Center For Disease Control Growth Charts to check height, weight, BMI & head circumference for age and gender. http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering if I am a 16 year old girl at 5'2" how much should I weigh?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Ask family doc: Ask your family physician to examine you and give you a range of weights that are healthy for your body. Height alone is only one of many criteria. Time for an exam and a conversation with your doc. He might think it appropriate for you to see a nutritionist for guidance and helpful tips.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

How much should I weigh, if i'm a 16 year old girl, who is 5'8" athlete?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatric Cardiology 38 years experience
Depends: There are a lot of ways to answer this and none are perfect. I will use the nih's bmi calculator to suggest a range of weights. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.htm the range of suggested normal bmi is 18.5-25. At 5'8, a bmi of 18.5 is 122 pounds and a bmi of 25 is 164-1/2 pounds. Other factors matter, too, but that is a good range to start understanding normal weight.

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