Determining how much your teen should weigh is not a simple matter of looking at an insurance height-weight chart. It includes considering the amount of bone, muscle, and fat in his or her body. The amount of fat is the critical measurement. A good indicator of how much fat your teen carries is the body mass index BMI. Although it's not a perfect measure, it gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your teen's body is composed of fat. The formulas below apply to adults only. For children and teens ages 2 to 19 years, the BMI varies by age and sex. An additional step must be done after the BMI has been determined using one of the formulas below. The BMI-for-age percentile is determined by comparing your teen's weight to that of other teens of the same age and sex. For example, a person who weighs pounds and is 5 feet 4 inches tall has a BMI of
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Help your child focus on their positive parts that make them special. Choose your words carefully when talking to your teen. Focusing on their health and behaviors, rather than their weight, is often the most helpful approach. BMI is a tool that shows a ratio or comparison of height to weight and can be used to estimate body fat. Perhaps more important than the actual BMI value is the trend over time.