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Height and weight tables
Weight and height tables are available for infants, children, adolescents and adults. Tables may be used to determine the recommended weight range for a given height (ideal body weight). Ranges are based on the body frame size, and there are separate tables for men and women. The estimates are approximate and may be inaccurate in certain situations such as that of body builder (heavily muscled) or pregnant women.
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A measurement that is more commonly used today is body mass index (BMI). The BMI is thought to be a more accurate reflection of total body fat the comparison of height and weight measurements. The BMI, however, is also subject to errors such as that seen with body builders.
20/140 x 100 = loss of 14% of total body weight.
Determining frame size:
Using the above formula, you can determine your desirable body weight. The formula provides an approximate desirable body weight for height. The weight range can vary on an individual basis.
These tables are only appropriate to use with adults. For children, the height, weight, and head circumference should be measured and plotted in relationship to age on a growth chart at each well child check from 2 weeks through 3 years of age. After age 3, only the height and weight are measured and recorded. Each individual growth measurement is not that helpful to the pediatrician, but the pattern of growth over time is extremely important.
Calculating body frame size