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What is the perfect weight for a 16 year old girl?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 51 years experience
120 lbs: Depending on height, 110-130 lbs will be ideal.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I am a girl of 16 years old. my recent weight is 58 kg. is it perfect for me??

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to say: The proper weight is usually a range, but can only be assessed when you supply your height.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

What is the correct weight for a 16 year old girl?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Unanswerable: Unfortunately first you did not include your height. But, this would be better answered if you described your weight and then get specific questions about what you are worried about. The ideal weight is nearly meaningless in real life.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

What is a healthy weight for a 5'3 16 year old girl?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Weight calculation: The calculation for ideal body weight is 100 lbs for the first five feet, 5 lbs for each additional inch. For males, 106 lbs and 6 lbs for each additional inch. You may add or subtract ten percent.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

What is the average weight for a 16 year old 5'3 girl? Thank you!

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Insufficient data: To calculate your Body Mass Index requires your date of birth, height & weight. The average range for BMI is 25th-75th %ile; the normal range is 5th-84th %ile. Use the calculator for teenage girls on http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx.
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A female asked:

What is the ideal weight for a 16 year old Girl with a Height of about 152 cm?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to say: An ideal weight must account for muscularity, bone structure and general health. Charts that give you a body mass index are great for general population studies but often fail the individual. At 16 the "desired" BMI is 20.5 which yields a weight of 105 lb, but the middle of normal is between 96-118, the full normal range is between 87-126.
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