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What Is The Normal Weight For A 12 Year Old
Growth charts help: The CDC publishes charts that help with these questions. Please see https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l022.pdf for the right chart for your child. God made everyone a little bit different, so there could be some variability. Best to take this up with your pediatrician who can make helpful suggestions and guide your child's growth and development in the right way. ...Read more
Wow!Almost anything!: There is a huge range of normal for 12-year old boys...On the cusp of puberty for some, late for others. Go to cdc website @ www.Cdc.Gov; type 'growth charts' in the search box at the right upper corner of this webpage; click thru the menus until you see boys charts geared for age12. Plot your son. Hopefully he is good! if in doubt, talk with your pediatrician or nutritionist for more. ...Read more
A range of weight: There is no perfect or normal number. It depends on her pattern of grown since birth. She may have be in the 80th percentile all her life, then a 10& change to a different percentile may be significant. Here is a page where you can find the growth chart for girls, ages 2-20 (with stature and weight) in the language you prefer. Growth charts aren't everything. If somebody looks pl ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For a 12-year-old: female, a height of 62" is 75th%ile; a weight of 75th%ile is 110 lbs. However, a BMI in the 25th-75th %ile range is normal. Calculate this at http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/calculator.aspx. The result is accompanied by a statement that says whether her BMI is in the underweight, normal, overweight or obese range. Seek medical attention accordingly. ...Read more
No magic answer: "ideal weight" charts are entertainment. A 12 year old boy doesn't need any body fat -- the less, the better. If he's taking part effectively in sports, and is trim, his weight is fine. A teenaged girl does need a little body fat for the hormonal symphony to work effectively, but again, not much more. Low bodyfat and being able to take part in one's favorite sport successfully is good weight. ...Read more
There is a normal : range from 5th-95th %ile for infant weight, recumbent length & head circumference for age. Gender-specific growth charts are used for these parameters + weight-for-length. Pediatricians use growth charts to monitor for normal, accelerated or decreased velocity of growth of each parameter along any %ile, as typical growth & development tell us more than any fancy test that a baby is doing well. ...Read more
Varies: This can vary from 60 to 128 lb.You can check the cdc website and download a chart of weight and height expected by age and gender. Proper weight for height can be determined by comparing the height percentile for a corresponding weight percentile. Go to www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more
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CDC Growth Curve: Try plugging her numbers in to this chart http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c072.pdf The 50% is average and of course there is a wide range of normal. BMI should be 20 to 25. Definitely not less than 18 for a young girl. More detailed history on the child may help answering this! ...Read more
Growth Chart estimat: Your ideal weight really depends on your genetics and activity level (muscle weighs more than fat!) but a quick way to estimate a proportional weight for a height of 64 inches is to use a growth chart such as the one pictured. Height for age plots in the 50th (average percentile), and a proportional weight would be approximately 120 lbs. BMI calculation may be more useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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