TABLE 1-3DRI Reference Heights and Weights for Children and Adultsa

GenderAgeMedian Body Mass Index, kg/m2Reference Height, cm (in)Reference Weight,b kg (lb)
Male, female2–6 months64 (25)7 (16)
7–12 months72 (28)9 (20)
1–3 years91 (36)13 (29)
4–8 years15.8118 (46)22 (48)
Male9–13 years18.5147 (58)40 (88)
14–18 years21.3174 (68)64 (142)
19–30 years24.4176 (69)76 (166)
Female9–13 years18.3148 (58)40 (88)
14–18 years21.3163 (64)57 (125)
19–30 years22.8163 (64)61 (133)
a

Adapted from NHANES III, 1988-1994.

b

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

From: 1, Dietary Reference Intakes

Cover of Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride.
Institute of Medicine (US) Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1997.
Copyright © 1997, National Academy of Sciences.

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