Many teens worry about their weight. According to the Center for Disease Control, healthy teens should not measure weight exclusively but also take into consideration body mass index. Healthy weight ranges fall between the 5th and 85th percentile on a BMI chart. The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends using BMI beginning at two years of age to screen for overweight or obesity issues. BMI screenings indicate possible concerns, but additional assessments, including diet evaluation, skin fold thickness, family history, physical activity and health screenings, determine if there is a true problem. The website TeenHealth offers a tool which allows teens to input their gender, date of birth and present date, weight and height to chart their own BMI.
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Boys -- Ages 12 to13
Boys ranging from ages 12 to 13 average between 38.6 and 45.4kg.
Boys -- Ages 14 to15
The average weight range for boys ages 14 to 15 falls between 47.6 to 56.7kg.
Boys -- Ages 16 to17
Boys 16 to 17 years old averagely weigh between 59 and 68kg.
Boys -- Ages 18 to 20
Between the ages of 18 and 20, boys average from 150 to 160lbs.
Girls -- Ages 12 to 13
The average weight for girls between 12 and 13 ranges between 95 and 105lbs.
Girls -- Ages 14 to 15
Girls between 14 and 15 average in weight from 105 to 115lbs.
Girls -- Ages 16 to 17
Between the ages of 16 and 17, girls averagely weigh between 115 and 120lbs.
Girls -- Ages 18 to 20
Between the ages of 18 and 20, the average weight for girls falls between 125 and 130lbs.
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