Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mrs Brown | 2012-06-25

Q.

10 year old height and weight

my daughter who is 10 turning 11 in October she is 1.55 cm and weight 50kg is she overweight?what is the ideal weight?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter's weight is in perfect balance with her height. Her weight is considerably more than the average of 32kg for girls of 10 years, but this should be taken in the context of her being exceptionally tall for her age [top 2% for girls of 10 years].

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