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TABLE A-1 The 16 Life Stage Groups for Which Nutrient Recommendations Are Expressed a

Life Stage Groups

Infants

0–6 mo

7–12 mo

Children

1–3 y

4–8 y

Males

9–13 y

14–18 y

19–30 y

31–50 y

51–70 y

>70 y

Females

9–13 y

14–18 y

19–30 y

31–50 y

51–70 y

> 70 y

Pregnancy

≤ 18 y

19–30 y

31–50 y

Lactation

≤18 y

19–30 y

31–50 y

a Differences will be indicated by gender when warranted by the data.

TABLE A-2 Reference Heights and Weights for Children and Adults in the United Statesa

Gender

Age

Median Body Mass Index

Reference Height cm (in)

Reference Weightb kg (1b)

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)

a Adapted from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988– 1994. Body mass index expressed as kg/m2.

b Calculated from body mass index and height for ages 4 through 8 y and older.



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