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Wheres body mass index chart for children?

Wheres body mass index chart for children?

BMI-for-age %iles: Official cdc growth charts are available at www.Cdc.Gov/nchs. 85th to 95th percentile is "at risk for overweight"; >95th percentile is "overweight"; <5th percentile is "underweight.". ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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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

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What is body mass index for children chart?

What is body mass index for children chart?

A ratio of ht and wt: Bmi helps compensate for the fact that ideal weight depends on height. Pediatricians can provide charts, but there also are on-line calculators: http://kidshealth.Org/parent/growth/growth/bmi_charts.Html like height and weight, ideal bmi varies by gender and age. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What is the HEALTHY DIET for a BOY AGED 17 ,HEIGHT 5'4" , Mass 50 kg and is in study pressure?

What is the HEALTHY DIET for a BOY  AGED 17 ,HEIGHT 5'4" , Mass 50 kg and is in study pressure?

Anxiety: I admire you for wanting to eat eating Healthy Diet. See Physician for Diagnosis; have Diet 2000 - 2500 cal/day with more Protein and 2-3 snacks in between meals; eat slowly, relax; gradually increase caloric intake. Your “Study Pressure” to pass, to excel, and to live up to expectations of parents is causing Anxiety affecting your appetite, eating regularly and eating healthy. See a Therapist. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Suggest some names of shoes for flat feet for a overweight person according to BMI weighing around 88 kg?

Suggest some  names  of shoes  for flat  feet  for  a overweight  person  according  to BMI weighing  around  88 kg?

Google: Most physicians and even podiatrists cannot keep up with the shoe industry. Shoes come and go. However you can Google this question and get a lot of responses. Having said that, your concern should be your flatfootedness. Get into a pair of custom orthotics and then worry about the shoes. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for 48 yr old female 5ft 5'.

What is the ideal weight for 48 yr old female 5ft 5'.

Tough to say: General rule of thumb, and this can be way off, depending on body type and muscle mass, etc. Women at 5 foot even 100 pounds. 5 pounds per inch thereafter. It's a very rough estimate. A better estimate is the bmi. Talk with your doc about a weight that's right for you. ...Read more

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2yo boy. 18.1 BMI (86th percentile) and trending upwards. Need recommendations on books/websites on toddler weight management.

2yo boy.  18.1 BMI (86th percentile) and trending upwards.  Need recommendations on books/websites on toddler weight management.

Elevated BMI: Have your physician do a thorough check up and do any labs, such as thyroid screening. Talk to a nutritionist and visit the American Pediatric Academy site, healthy kids.org to help with dietary management. Avoid feeding by other household members. All the best. ...Read more

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How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

BMI charts: BMI charts are very good for measuring body mass index - (BMI). The BMI range should be 20-25 but a bit higher might be OK. The most informative way is to get your weight without clothing on (at home of course). and get your height measured without shoes off. Of course your BMI will be lower if you have your height measured wearing high heels. Not a good idea! ...Read more

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What is a healthy body mass index for a 50 year old?

Under 27: 20-25 is normal over 25 is overweight over 30 is obese in my patients over 45, i tell them that should not be more than a little overweight, so i say 27. I also tell them, though, that optimal is below 25 and that should be the goal. ...Read more

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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

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When body mass index (bmi) is calculated for femails, what is the average?

19-25: A normal BMI is between 19 and 25. Remember, the BMI does not take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) nor lab values (blood sugar, cholesterol) or medical history (high blood pressure). ...Read more

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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