A 34-year-old female asked:
my 8 year old son weighs 114 pounds? but he's really tall is that consider overweight
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joyce Adams answered
44 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Check his BMI: Pediatricians use the body mass index (bmi) chart to see if a child is heading towards problems with overweight or obesity. If you know your child's exact weight and height, you can look up his bmi. Search "children's bmi calculator" and put in the numbers. Children whose bmi is higher than the 85th percentile are considered overweight.
Answered on May 12, 2016
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