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# What should a 12 year old child, who is 5 foot 3 inches, and a quarter inch weigh?

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

## In brief: A boy or girl?

For a height of 63.
25 inches ( 5 ft 3.25 inch), it is at 75 per centile for a girl, and 90 per centile for a boy. Thus if it is a girl she should weigh about 120-124 lbs, and if it is a boy, he should weigh about 118-122 lbs. For your information, you can visit a website, "www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts". It is quite detailed, but you skip the first part of writing and got to the figure part.

## In brief: A boy or girl?

For a height of 63.
25 inches ( 5 ft 3.25 inch), it is at 75 per centile for a girl, and 90 per centile for a boy. Thus if it is a girl she should weigh about 120-124 lbs, and if it is a boy, he should weigh about 118-122 lbs. For your information, you can visit a website, "www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts". It is quite detailed, but you skip the first part of writing and got to the figure part.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

## In brief: Weight for 12 yo

http://www.healthychildren.
org/documents/worksheets/obesity/worksheet01-stature-age-weight-boys.pdf plotting your height in this growth chart will determine your range of normal weight. As you can see, you are above the 95th percentile meaning you are tall. To maintain a good bmi between the 25th & 75th percentile, your weight range should be between 90 and 110 pounds. Worksheet01-bmi-age-boys.P.

## In brief: Weight for 12 yo

http://www.healthychildren.
org/documents/worksheets/obesity/worksheet01-stature-age-weight-boys.pdf plotting your height in this growth chart will determine your range of normal weight. As you can see, you are above the 95th percentile meaning you are tall. To maintain a good bmi between the 25th & 75th percentile, your weight range should be between 90 and 110 pounds. Worksheet01-bmi-age-boys.P.