How much is a 15-year-old girl supposed to weigh?


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According to the Centers for Disease Control growth chart for children age 2 years and older in the United States, the average weight of 15-year-old girls is about 115 pounds or 52 kg. The chart indicates that the weight ranges from 85 to 180 pounds, depending on height.

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To know if one's weight is ideal, CDC recommends using a BMI calculator. The BMI, or body mass index, is an indicator of body fat, and the calculator results are used to screen for overweight and obese children 2 years old and above. The BMI calculator is not a diagnostic tool of obesity because additional assessments are necessary to confirm the condition, the CDC cautions.

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