Your daughter is slightly taller than average, but her present weight is above the top normal percentile line called the 97th percentile. She is in a group of children who are in the top 3% for weight for girls of this age. She certainly must be regarded as being significantly overweight.As she is active and she follows a very good and sensible diet she should be investigated for possible endocrine conditions which may be causing her problem. It would be best for her to see a paediatric endocrinologist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA, usually at the major teaching hospital.
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