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What is the average weight of a 19-year-old?

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As of February 2015, the average weight of a 19-year-old male in America is 152 pounds, while the average female weighs 126 pounds. However, once a person reaches adulthood, an ideal average weight is determined more by height and body type than by age.

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The generally accepted indicator of ideal weight is the Body Mass Index. BMI is a measurement endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations and uses a formula that account for height and weight to determine how much body fat a person likely has. The BMI scale then determines an ideal weight for a person's height.

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