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# What is the average height for a 12-year-old child?

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Disabled-World.com states that the average height of a twelve-year-old male is about 58 to 62 inches and the average height of a twelve-year-old female is 60 to 63 inches. These height amounts are shared for children thirteen years of age.

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Disabled-World.com also states that the average weight of a twelve to thirteen year old male is about 85 to 100 pounds, while the average weight of a twelve to thirteen year old female is about 100 to 105 pounds. Also, a newborn child will grow in height by about one 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch per month and grow in weight by about 8 oz. per month. This obviously is not true once children mature into toddlers; since most species tend to grow more rapidly at the beginning of their life, and decrease in growth rate at a virtually exponential rate as they age.

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According to Dr. Robert H. Shmerling for InteliHealth, there are many factors involved in determining the height a child will ultimately reach. Some of the major determinants of a person's height are gender, general health, bone growth and genetics.

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The ideal weight for a 14-year-old child with a 5-foot height would be approximately 85.98 pounds for a male child and 93.03 pounds for a female, according to HealthStatus.com's ideal weight calculator. HealthStatus.com also provides users with a body fat calculator, which helps aid in body analysis.

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The most accurate height predictor is an equation in which you add the respective heights of the mother and father of a growing child, add an additional 5 inches for boys or subtract 5 inches for girls, and then divide the final sum by two, states MayoClinic.