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ask: How much is a 16 year old suppose to weigh

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Alison Beaver

Height and weight of a 16 year old depends on many factors, including gender and what is known as "stature". Are you the 16 year old that is wondering if you are within a normal weight range, or are you asking about your son or daughter or someone else?

Without knowing gender (the biggest unknown factor!), a 16 year old's weight range can be anywhere from 100 to 190 pounds...and this "range" can be even greater (more weight or less weight) depending on other factors: stature or body type, overall health, percentage of body fat, etc. In other words: this weight range does not really mean anything without knowing more information.

For more information about healthy weight range:
For persons under 20 years of age, the CDC has published a BMI (body mass index) calculator for children and teens that you may view here: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/. You will need to know the child's weight, height, birthdate and gender. This will tell you if the child's weight is within a health range. You can read more about what BMI indicates at: Kids Health.

September 4, 2011 - 6:47am
Babibubbles

it can vary from person to person as it depends on your height. you need to calculate your bmi. to do so just follow these instructions there is 2 different ways here ... English BMI Formula
BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703
Metric BMI Formula
BMI = ( Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters x Height in Meters ) ) here is a site that has a chart. www.bmi-calculator.net/bmi-chart.php hope ive helped

September 3, 2011 - 3:18pm
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