Commonly searched: Average male height and average weight for women, weight and health chart, and so on. This post looks at average height and weight charts.
The charts in this collection show all sorts of useful information like the average weight for women, the average male height, weight percentile and ranges.
Every kind of average height weight chart. It just takes a little time to figure out the chart.
I made my average height and weight charts for men and women directly from the best data, the NHANES III datasets. Average height and weight at various ages, male and female, men and women, different race/ethnic groups.
When I made my own charts in year 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was lagging. Nowadays they are much better, but it’s still hard to find specific items on the CDC website. They want you to use their calculators, but I think you learn a lot from what the chart shows you.
The adult height and weight charts are directly below. For the Children’s weight chart page, click link.
|Mens BMI chart
of Male Body Mass Index for Age.
|Womens BMI chart
of Female Body Mass Index for Age.
The most common reason that people use the average height and weight charts is to find out if they, or someone they love, are at a healthy weight or having overweight and obesity problems.
Whilst it is scientifically proven that obesity is unhealthy, please also remember that a negative self-image is also unhealthy.
If you are overweight, these average height and weight charts show that you are not alone.
The people you see on television or in magazines, don’t represent the real population.
Medical science can suggest a normal range of body mass index bmi values, that are equally reasonable and healthy. Outside of that normal range, when either overweight or underweight, then some statistically significant health risks have been proven.
On the other hand, public opinion, as influenced by television and print advertising, portrays an unrealistic narrow range of "ideal". So, remember that genetics and family history is the most significant determinant of your height and weight. (Just don’t use that as an excuse to avoid exercise and good nutrition).
The halls.md charts were created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.
Notice on the charts, that adults get gradually heavier with age, and their Body Mass Index (BMI) gets higher, until around age 60. Not only is that Normal, it’s Healthy.
Research in the past decade has proved that having a weight that is around the average for your age, is healthiest for long term survival.
It’s not a fluke. You can be marginally skinnier or marginally fatter than average, and it doesn’t matter. But if you are significantly skinny or significantly fatter than the average for your age, then it does affect longevity.
Changing subject, a comment on diets.
Here are some minor bookkeeping items. I have a link to my own personal weight chart from 1999-2002, in an old MS-Excel format. Download weight chart. It holds the data that you see in this image below.
Questions and Answers
Do life insurance companies use average height and weight charts to plan how much you have to pay?
So glad that you asked. This is a controversial topic and one on which I have written a whole post. The Metropolitan Life insurance based their height weight charts on the lowest mortality rates, which later became known as ideal weight chart. It is true that being overweight can mean that you will be not accepted for some life insurances or charged a higher premium. This is due to the fact that obesity is linked with a whole range of diseases such as cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure and high cholesterol and diabetes. However, it is not all just about height to weight ratio other factors do come into play as well such as your body fat percentage, muscle mass and body frame.
What is the best way for me to find my ideal body weight?
Well you can use our body mass index bmi calculator which will give you a good indication of where you are in relation to others of the same height, weight and age as you. There are all sorts of healthy weight chart and tables, such as the ones on this post, so that you can compare yourself to others of average weight and height too. To calculate your ideal body weight you can try our very own ideal body weight calculator.
My weight in kilograms is okay or seen to be within a healthy weight range for my height and age, but I seem to have a lot of body fat, is this a problem?
Not necessarily but this does highlight some of the issues with a healthy weight chart and the idea of a healthy body weight. Body fat percentage is important with a lean body being more healthy. You can calculate your body fat percentage HERE. Exercise and muscle building may be the way forward combined with a healthy diet plan.