Top
20
Doctor insights on: Bmi For Toddlers

Share
1

1
Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

130-170 pounds.: By BMI calculations, your weight should be in the 130-170 range to be considered healthy. Granted the BMI is not an ideal index as it doesn't take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) or coincident medical conditions. But that would be your range strictly based on your height. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
557 doctors shared insights

Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


2

2
What is mean BMI or table for average weight by height for children?

What is mean BMI or table for average weight by height for children?

Tables online: There are many online bmi calculators you can download, entering the child's age, gender, weight and height. 5th-85th %ile is the range of normal. 25th-75th %ile is average. 85th-95th%ile is overweight. > 95th%ile is obese. <5th %ile is underweight. See http://pediatrics.About.Com/cs/usefultools/l/bl_bmi_calc.Htm. ...Read more

3

3
Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

5

5
Is it recommended to record eating milestones for my toddler?

Is it recommended to record eating milestones for my toddler?

No: Not really.The growth parameters of your child recorded at the doctors visits are what is important. Also there is no absolute " right" way to feed a child. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is denver height and weight chart for boys?

What is denver height and weight chart for boys?

?: Guess i would google it. I am sure there are many growth charts out there all with different names. Google it specifically and you will kno all about it. ...Read more

7

7
What's the normal weight gain for older adults?

What's the normal weight gain for older adults?

Normal isnt good: The average american gains 1-2% of body weight each year. Not a good average. 70% of us are overweight. Shoot for maintain weight if you are at a healthy weight. If not work on weight loss. You don't have to gain weight each year. Watch what you eat and learn to cook delicious veg meals as well. It takes lifestyle changes. ...Read more

8

8
What are healthy snacks for young children?

What are healthy snacks for young children?

Great Question!: Here are some ideas: http://1.usa.gov/1DQBu7f Snacking is a favorite pastime of kids, and that's not necessarily bad. However, keep in mind that it's best to lead by example--it's gonna be hard to push healthy foods if you're noshing on the cheetos at the same time. Also, I always suggest broadening the menu and offering several choices, all of which are healthy. That way they feel more in control ...Read more

9

9
Is pediasure good for children?

Is pediasure good for children?

Real food better: Pediasure is specifically designed to help increase the calories in children with failure to thrive (determined to be underweight by their physician). Unless recommended by pediatrician, the best place for your child to get nutrition is whole healthy food choices. Kids may not eat like we think they should, but they listen to their bodies and get what they need. Model healthy habits - it helps! ...Read more

10

10
Are simple finger foods safe for nine to twelve month old babies?

Are simple finger foods safe for nine to twelve month old babies?

Yes: Try to avoid foods that often trigger allergies in babies. Egg whites and chocolate should be avoided until after one year. Orange juice, tomatoes, peanut butter and strawberries are often hard on babies. This is also a good time to begin massaging babies gums with a soft cloth so a toothbrush will be accepted later. I will do a blood check for anemia. ...Read more

11

11
Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Pediatrician: Every child/teen is different- it really depends on where the growth curve has been. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

14

14
Whats average height and weight of children at 6?

Whats average height and weight of children at 6?

Sex assigned: Please see this website. Boys and girls are plotted on different charts: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more

15

15
Can you please describe the formula for calculating body mass index (bmi) for children and teenagers?

Formula: Formula is---- weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703 . Calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. ...Read more

19

19
What is the average weight for 5'5 26 yr old female?

What is the average weight for 5'5  26 yr old female?

BMI: Normal weight range for that height is between 95-127 lbs. From 127-150 lbs is overweight and above 150 lbs is obese. I am not sure the average weight but I am afraid it is much larger. ...Read more

20

20
Average weight and height for a 5 year old girl?

Average weight and height for a 5 year old girl?

5 year old: The average 5 year old is 45 inches and 45 pounds. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more