A weight and height chart helps to asses a person's body mass index and to gauge body fat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A body mass index is also known as a BMI.
To use a height and weight chart, find your height in the left-hand column of the chart, according to Rush University Medical Center. Moving to the right in the same row, find your weight. The heading at the top of the chart identifies your weight class: normal, overweight or obese.
The height and weight charts offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list heights, weights and the percentile of people at or above that measurement for every age, up to 20 years old. People use these charts to track growth and compare height and weight with national averages. How
MD-Health.com offers children's height and weight charts. Large health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, maintain up-to-date height and weight information for children, intended primarily for health providers.
One place to find a height and weight chart for women is on Rush University Medical Center's official website, Rush.edu. The chart shows weights for heights ranging from 4 foot 10 inches to 6 foot 4 inches, with ranges included for normal, overweight and obese weight levels.
A height and weight chart for men is available at WebMD as part of the site's explanation of body mass index, or BMI. By finding the intersection between one's height and weight, it's possible to determine one's BMI, a useful number in evaluating one's risk of developing weight-related illnesses.
A healthy weight-to-height chart is most often related to the body mass index (BMI) number. The BMI number relates a person's weight and height to measure the amount of body fat. Two sources that offer weight to height charts that show if a person's weight is healthy are the National Heart, Lung and
Healthy You Naturally and Rush University Medical Center offer height-to-weight ratio charts on their websites. Available charts include the ideal body weight range for women, men and all adults at different heights.
The National Center for Health Statistics developed growth charts in 1977. The growth charts consist of percentile curves based on height, weight and head circumference. The charts are a diagnostic tool to help identify malnutrition and growth concerns.
As of 2015, an ideal height and weight chart can be found at Merck Manuals and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Both the CDC and Merck Manuals use charts with age on the x-axis, and height, or weight, on the y-axis. All charts contain bands representing different percentiles.