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# What is the average body fat percentage of a 12-year-old?

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###### 2009-06-25 22:07:25

It doesnt matter if. You should work out and eat healthy if you want to have less body fat.

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The average percentage of body fat for women is 21 to 31 percent. The average for men is 18 to 24 percent. The body fat can change depending on if you are athletic or not.

The typical body fat percentage for average men population in the us is from 6% to 13% and the typical body fat percentage for the average women population in the US is from 14% to 20% .

The average body fat percentage a 13-year-old should have depends on their gender and height. It is usually around 25 percent.

An elephant's percentage of body fat is quite a bit less than expected with an average body fat of only 5% to 7%. The skin of the elephant actually weighs more than their total body fat.

For average adult males the body fat percentage is 18 to 24 percent. It is suggested however that the optimal body fat percentage for an adult male should be around 14 to 17 percent.

One can calculate the percentage of fat there is in their body by using the Body Fat Percentage Calculator provided by Healthy Forms which lets you calculate the percentage of fat in your body.

Its not a matter of weight when looking at this issue but instead a matter of body fat percentage. You have to calculate your body fat percentage using height and weight to get a true answer. On average if you more than 30% body fat you are concidered obese. You can get the results at this site. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/body-fat-calculator/

There is no set answer for the 'average' weight of a 5' 3" woman. Body weight is a misleading measure. Since people have different builds, different people of the same height and sex can have the same percentage of body fat and yet have different body weights. Therefore, what is important is body composition. The reason for this is that muscle weighs more than fat. What counts more than your body weight is your percentage of body fat. As a female, your percentage of body fat should be about 15 to 20% for good health. To determine your percentage of body fat at home, obtain some plastic body fat calipers and do a simple skin-fold test. Body fat calipers are not expensive and they are readily available to buy. ----

For an average man it accounts to about 12% of his body weight...ie a 50 kg person can have 6 kg of fat in his body.

* For females the percentage of body fat should be about 15 to 20% for good health.* For males the percentage of body fat should be about 10 to 15% for good health.

For a healthy woman the percentage of body fat is around 15 to 20%.

There is no set answer for the average weight of an 18-year-old female, because body weight is a misleading measure. Since people have different builds, different people of the same height and sex can have the same percentage of body fat and yet have different body weights. Therefore, what is important is body composition. The reason for this is that muscle weighs more than fat. What counts more than your body weight is your percentage of body fat. As a female, your percentage of body fat should probably be about 15 to 20% for good health. (For males, the percentage of body fat should probably be about 10 to 15% for good health. To determine your percentage of body fat at home, obtain some plastic body fat calipers and do a simple skin-fold test. Body fat calipers are not expensive and they are readily available to buy. ----

There is no 'average' weight for a 5' 4 woman. Body weight is a misleading measure. Since people have different builds, different people of the same height and sex can have the same percentage of body fat and yet have different body weights. As a female, your percentage of body fat should probably be about 15 to 20%for good health. What is important is body composition. The reason for this is that muscle weighs more than fat. Therefore, what counts more than your body weight is your percentage of body fat. To determine your percentage of body fat at home, obtain some plastic body fat calipers and do a simple skin-fold test. Body fat calipers are not expensive, are readily available to buy, and can replace a scale or balance.

Average percentage would be from 20% to 26% if you are lean....... 16% to 20% if you are an athlete......

To determine your percentage of body fat at home, obtain some plastic body fat calipers and do a simple skin fold test. Body fat calipers are not expensive and they are readily available to buy. If you are female, your percentage of body fat should probably be about 15 to 20% for good health. For males the percentage of body fat should probably be about 10 to 15% for good health.

In the 2007 NFL Combine, the offensive lineman average was somewhere between 21% and 24% body fat. However, the lowest body fat percentage was somewhere near 16%. The fattest offensive lineman was just above 30%.