for women of "Black" race/ethnicity*, showing weight changes with age.
For a Height Chart for Women of "Black" race/ethnicity, click here. Calculate your Body Mass Index here.
The red lines show "percentiles". The thick red line in the middle is the 50th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the population of Women have Weight heavier than the line, and 50% are lighter. Similarly, the highest red line, the 95th percentile line, indicates the Weight where 95% of the female population is lighter.
Charts for pediatric girls height and weight are available here. These are also interesting, because they not only show the average weight of children, they also show that the tendency to develop obesity in adult life often begins in childhood.
The data source for this chart is the NHANES III survey, conducted in America during 1988 to 1994.
* The "Race-Ethnicity" categories.
Created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.