People use height and weight tables to check if they are in the right weight range for their age, height and gender. Height and weight measurements help diagnose potential health problems such as obesity and delayed brain development in children.
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.
In general, a good weight-to-height ratio, or BMI for body mass index, is agreed to be between 18.5 and 25 for adults if following a standard BMI formula. There is no one good BMI, according to MedicalNewsToday.com.
To read weight on a balance scale, slide the sliders on the number bar to the far left and then step on the scale. Balance weight evenly on both feet. Slide the first slider to the right on the bar with numbered increments of five until the bar balances evenly.
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
A healthy weight and height for children differs based on a number of factors, including gender and years or months of age. The University of Michigan suggests that the percentile a child falls into is not so important; rather, pay attention to whether the child is following a steady growth curve.
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.
Many height and weight tables are not accurate, according to HealthStatus. Calculations that take into account factors other than height and weight, such as age and frame size, are more accurate. Many health professionals rely on BMI (body mass index) as a reliable way to determine whether a person
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.