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What is the average weight for an 11 year old girl who is 5'5?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 105 lb

At 5'5" she is much taller than average for her age and her expected weight would reflect that difference.
The expected body mass index at 11 is 17.5 placing expected weight at 105 with a range from 96-117 as well within the common variation.

In brief: 105 lb

At 5'5" she is much taller than average for her age and her expected weight would reflect that difference.
The expected body mass index at 11 is 17.5 placing expected weight at 105 with a range from 96-117 as well within the common variation.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Why do you ask?

Dr. Ferguson's numbers are good, but who wants to be "average"? The whole "ideal weight" business is based on fallacies and actually was never intended for individuals.
College track athletes are mostly "underweight", the best football linebackers "overweight", etc. If the girl feels well, is okay with her body, and is keeping up in the sport of her choice, her weight is what's right for her.

In brief: Why do you ask?

Dr. Ferguson's numbers are good, but who wants to be "average"? The whole "ideal weight" business is based on fallacies and actually was never intended for individuals.
College track athletes are mostly "underweight", the best football linebackers "overweight", etc. If the girl feels well, is okay with her body, and is keeping up in the sport of her choice, her weight is what's right for her.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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