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A 37-year-old member asked:

I'm a 16 year old girl and i'm 5'7 and weigh 153 pounds. is this overweight?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not necessarily: This weight for height puts you in the upper 25% for height which is considered the upper end of normal.At 160 or above at your height you would enter the overweight category or the top 15% weight for height at 16.

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Last updated Aug 10, 2013

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