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How Much Should An 11 Year Old Weigh
Depends . . .: We use height-weight charts to plot growth curves. As long as a child follows a curve, then s/he is growing appropriately. However, if s/he crosses a curve or two, then we worry. For any specific age, height & weight, check out http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx for the CDC's calculator for BMI (body mass index) percentile for use in children & teens. ...Read more
42kg/90lb: Using cdc growth charts a 150cm girl of 11 would be expected to weigh around 42kg/90lb. ...Read more
108 pounds: She is 90th percentile for height right now, 90th percentile for weight would be around 108 pounds. I rounded down a pound to 108 because our current growth curves in the us reflect a 30% ish obesity rate so they skew north on the top percentiles. Take a look at the curve here... http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c072.pdf ...Read more
About 105 pounds: Weights and heights change over time in growing kids, which is why a child's growth chart with weights and heights from past measurements is important to look at. That said, a 61-inch, 11 year-old is probably around 105 pounds, or between 95 and 115 pounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www.Who.Int/childgrowth/standards/en/. ...Read more
Average weight: The 50% percentile for a girl that is 4 ft 11 inches is between 72.8 pounds and 81.4 pounds. But remember this is the 50% therefore 50% of girls your age are above this range and 50% of girl your age are below this range. So I wouldn't be overly concerned with the number. I would just stay active and eat healthy. ...Read more
About 140 Lb: The normal ranges from 125 to 160 lbs. A 15 year-year-old should aim for the lower end. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Grow into height": As she is still growing more appropo to "grow into her height." In other words focus less on weight loss and more on not gaining additional weight as she increases in height. Helpful to also know her height to calculate body mass index. More about body mass index: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.html More about healthy eating: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ ...Read more
Weight: About 100 lbs.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends.: Depending on your bone structure and how much muscle mass you have, a normal weight for your height could be anywhere from 105-130 lbs. Your doctor can look at your growth chart with you and can give you a better idea of what a healthy weight for you is. It's not healthy to be underweight or overweight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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