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What is the ideal weight for a 15-year-old girl who is 4'9''?

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2005-12-03 03:23:38

"Ideal" weight and the amount one really should weigh depends on

his or her body shape, physical activity, and overall health. For

example, a person who lifts weights a great deal will weigh more

than someone who does not because of the increased muscle mass.

Thus, that person's weight may be the same as someone who is

inactive. However, we use the term "ideal body weight" in medicine

to refer to a calculation that has to do with the height and sex of

a person. The ideal body weight for a girl who is 4'9" is 96 pounds

As an FYI, the calculation for women is 48.67 + (1.65 -

(inches-60)) Hope this helps! Dr. B.

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