Appendix C
Reference Heights and Weights for Children and Adults

Gender

Age

Median Body Mass Indexa

Reference Height (cm [in])

Reference Weight,b (kg [lb])

Male, female

2–6 mo

-

64 (25)

7 (16)

7–11 mo

-

72 (28)

9(20)

1–3 y

-

91 (36)

13 (29)

4–8 y

15.8

118 (46)

22 (48)

Male

9–13 y

18.5

147 (58)

40 (88)

14–18 y

21.3

174 (68)

64 (142)

19–30 y

24.4

176 (69)

76 (166)

Female

9–13 y

18.3

148 (58)

40 (88)

14–18 y

21.3

163 (64)

57 (125)

19–30 y

22.8

163 (64)

61 (133)

Adapted from: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994.

a In kg/m2.

b Calculated from median body mass index and median heights for ages 4–8 years and older.



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--> Appendix C Reference Heights and Weights for Children and Adults Gender Age Median Body Mass Indexa Reference Height (cm [in]) Reference Weight,b (kg [lb]) Male, female 2–6 mo - 64 (25) 7 (16) 7–11 mo - 72 (28) 9(20) 1–3 y - 91 (36) 13 (29) 4–8 y 15.8 118 (46) 22 (48) Male 9–13 y 18.5 147 (58) 40 (88) 14–18 y 21.3 174 (68) 64 (142) 19–30 y 24.4 176 (69) 76 (166) Female 9–13 y 18.3 148 (58) 40 (88) 14–18 y 21.3 163 (64) 57 (125) 19–30 y 22.8 163 (64) 61 (133) Adapted from: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994. a In kg/m2. b Calculated from median body mass index and median heights for ages 4–8 years and older.

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