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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

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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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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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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Average weight for a 5'3 (160cm), 15 year old female?

Average weight for a 5'3 (160cm), 15 year old female?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Will parents be held responsable for their obese children?

Will parents be held responsable for their obese children?

To a Degree: Yes to a degree. Parents often give reasons for their child's obesity. "it is genetic" or "they really don't eat much "etc.And that may be correct. But as in poker, one has to play the hand they are dealt.Thus the parent provides the food and is responsible for promoting good nutrition and proper exercise.So yes, for small children. ...Read more

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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

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Average weight for a 5'8 30 yr old female?

Average weight for a 5'8 30 yr old female?

BMI 20 to 25: 140 to 165 pounds would put you within a normal BMI range. If you are speaking of a true "average" weight rather than target weight, that would depend on what country you are living in! Hope this helps! ...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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Ideal wt for a 5'2 female at age 51?

Ideal wt for a 5'2 female at age 51?

110lbs: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for every inch over 5 ft. So 100 + 10 = 110. Give or take 10% depending on the size of your frame. ...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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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

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What is the average weight for a 14 year old, 5'8 female?

What is the average weight for a 14 year old, 5'8 female?

Female weighs in: For a tall girl at 5'8"' even in early teens at 14 yr, you can expect her to weigh between 145-150 lbs for a proportional measurement of BMI. The normal for an individual is determined by various factors, including family traits and other health conditions. ...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 two short parents have an average height child?

Can two short parents have an average height child?

Possible: The expected height of kids would be average parental height + 2.5 inch for boys and -2.5in for girls. If either or both parents have genetic material on board from their families that should have made them taller, there is some chance that a taller child could be produced. Often the eventual stature of kids can be predicted in mid childhood using their bone maturity and pattern of growth. ...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