TABLE 1-2Reference Heights and Weights for Children and Adults in the United Statesa

GenderAgeMedian Body Mass IndexbReference Height (cm [in])Reference Weightc (kg [lb])
Male, female2–6 mo64 (25)7 (16)
7–11 mo72 (28)9 (20)
1–3 y91 (36)13 (29)
4–8 y15.8118 (46)22 (48)
Male9–13 y18.5147 (58)40 (88)
14–18 y21.3174 (68)64 (142)
19–30 y24.4176 (69)76 (166)
Female9–13 y18.3148 (58)40 (88)
14–18 y21.3163 (64)57 (125)
19–30 y22.8163 (64)61 (133)
a

Adapted from Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994.

b

In kg/m2.

c

Calculated from body mass index and height for ages 4 through 8 years and older.

Adapted from Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994.

In kg/m2.

Calculated from body mass index and height for ages 4 through 8 years and older.

From: 1, Introduction to Dietary Reference Intakes

Cover of Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline
Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline.
Institute of Medicine (US) Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes and its Panel on Folate, Other B Vitamins, and Choline.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1998.
Copyright © 1998, National Academy of Sciences.

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