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How much should a 10 year old boy weigh?

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2009-08-11 03:44:23

For a ten year old boy, I think they should weigh 75 to 80

pounds.

It depends more on their height than their age. Their body mass

index (BMI) can be a reasonable measure of whether they are at a

suitable weight. It can be calculated by dividing their weight in

kilogrammes by their height in metres squared, and comparing the

answer to values given on a chart. (There are charts available for

free from many websites with a quick search, E.g. one is available

on the wikipedia page for BMI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index)

So if for example the 10 year old was 1.2 metres tall and

weighed 40 kilogrammes, their BMI would be:

1.2 x 1.2 = 1.44

40 ÷ 1.44 = 27.78 (Overweight according to the chart)

Bear in mind that the chart isn't always completely reliable,

for example a very muscular person may be classified as overweight

due to the weight for their height.


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