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What is a normal weight chart?

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A normal weight chart is a medical indicator that considers an individual’s size, then displays an ideal weight range for an individual’s height. Normal weight charts vary for men and women.

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A normal weight chart has two axis. One axis displays an individual’s height. The other axis typically displays an individual’s subjective frame description. For example, an individual may describe their frame as small, medium and large. The intersecting cell of chosen height and frame size displays a range of weight that is considered ideal.

A normal weight chart may incorporate the body mass index, or BMI, to reflect how much of your weight is composed of fat. While the axis containing an individual’s height remains unchanged, the second axis displays whether the individual is underweight, normal, overweight or obese. After looking up the height, an individual can find the column corresponding to his weight to determine his projected health status.

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