TABLE S-3 Current Maximum U.S. Army Weight-for-Height Limits for Women (Screening Table Weight) with Corresponding Body Mass Index (BMI)* by Age Group

 

 

Ages 17–20

 

Ages 21–27

 

Ages 28–39

 

Ages 40+

 

Height

Weight

 

Weight

 

Weight

 

Weight

 

(in)

(m)

(lb)

(kg)

BMI

(lb)

(kg)

BMI

(lb)

(kg)

BMI

(lb)

(kg)

BMI

58

1.47

109

49

22.9

112

51

23.6

115

52

24.2

119

54

25.0

59

1.50

113

51

22.8

116

53

23.4

119

54

24.0

123

56

24.8

60

1.52

116

53

22.7

120

54

23.4

123

56

24.0

127

58

24.8

61

1.55

120

54

22.7

124

56

23.4

127

58

24.0

131

59

24.8

62

1.58

125

57

22.9

129

59

23.6

132

60

24.1

137

62

25.1

63

1.60

129

59

22.9

133

60

23.6

137

62

24.3

141

64

25.0

64

1.63

133

60

22.8

137

62

23.5

141

64

24.2

145

66

24.9

65

1.65

137

62

22.8

141

64

23.5

145

66

24.1

149

68

24.8

66

1.68

141

64

22.8

146

66

23.6

150

68

24.2

154

70

24.9

67

1.70

145

66

22.7

149

68

23.3

154

70

24.1

159

72

24.9

68

1.73

150

68

22.8

154

70

23.4

159

72

24.2

164

74

24.9

69

1.75

154

70

22.7

158

72

23.3

163

74

24.0

168

76

24.8

70

1.78

159

72

22.8

163

74

23.4

168

76

24.1

173

78

24.8

71

1.80

163

74

22.7

167

76

23.3

172

78

24.0

177

80

24.7

72

1.83

167

76

22.6

172

78

23.3

177

80

24.0

183

83

24.8

Mean±SEM

22.8 ± 0.1

 

23.4 ± 0.1

 

24.1 ± 0.1

 

24.9 ± 0.1

 

NOTE: The height will be measured in stocking feet (without shoes), standing on a flat surface with the chin parallel to the floor. The body should be straight but not rigid, similar to the position of attention. The measurement will be rounded to the nearest inch with the following guidelines: if the height fraction is less than 1/2 in, round down to the nearest whole number in inches; if the height fraction is 1/2 in or greater, round up to the next highest whole number in inches.

The weight should be measured and recorded to the nearest pound within the following guidelines: if the weight fraction is less than 1/2 lb, round down to the nearest pound; if the weight fraction is 1/2 lb or greater, round up to the next highest pound.

All measurements will be in a standard physical training uniform (gym shorts and T-shirt, without shoes). If the circumstances preclude weighing soldiers during the physical fitness test (PFT), they should be weighed within 30 days of the PFT.

* Weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters.

SOURCE: Adapted from Army Regulation 600-9 (1986).



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