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What is an average weight for a 30-year-old 5'3" woman?

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The healthy weight range for a 5 foot 3 inch adult woman is 107 to 135 pounds, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds and is 5 feet 4 inches tall, says the CDC.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than half of U.S. women are overweight. An easy and inexpensive way to screen for possible weight problems is the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. Free BMI charts, available online from NHLBI and elsewhere, show the weight that is healthy for each height.

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