Are you wondering what is the average weight for women? Well, below is an average weight chart for women with height and weight. See how you compare.?
Before really using this weight chart to it’s fullest, you could go to the Women’s Height Chart and find your height percentile, then return to this chart and see if your weight percentile matches your height percentile.
The thick red line in the middle of this chart shows how women’s average weight tends to increase gradually, until about age 50 to 60 years, then it goes down.
The red lines show percentiles; The thick red line in the middle is the 50th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the women population have a weight that is heavier than the line and 50% are lighter.
Similarly, the highest red line, the 95th percentile, indicates the weight whereby 95% of the female population is lighter.
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Note: The NHANES III survey is the data base used for these charts. These statistics are from data from America between 1988 and 1994. John Hansen and I did the analysis to obtain the chart’s data points.
Here you go. A chart of the average weight of women by age in pounds and kilograms.
The average female American weight is somewhere between 60 to 72 kilograms, depending on age. ( for white females* in this table).
|Age:||20 to 29 years||30 to 39 years||40 to 49 years||50 to 59 years||60 to 69 years|
|These are the 50th percentile weights, that are very close to, but not exactly average.|
Created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.
Has the obesity rate really gone up?
The Center for disease control and Prevention (CDC) is doing some number-massaging by averaging things together. The result of this is the average appears higher. For example, including super-obese people or using an average age that is higher.
The most recent surveys show we have the fattest people, but the overweight thresholds are based on much older surveys. Again the result is that the obesity rates appear much higher than they actually are.
I want to tell you something important. Weight gain during adult life is healthy. I have reviewed a few key articles in the post below. They say, by the time an adult reaches age 50 it is most healthy for their future longevity to have a body mass index of between 25 to 30.
Interestingly, this falls into the ‘overweight’ category according to the CDC. If it is the most healthy weight then it stands to reason that it can not also be defined as ‘overweight’.
Halls SB: Review of articles on Body Mass Index associations with obesity and mortality
Common Questions and Answers
What is the average weight for Canadian women?
The average weight for women in Canada is around 145 pounds at the average height of 5’4″ or 1.63 metres.
What is the average weight a woman can squat?
An appropriate squat weight varies greatly from one person to another. It depends on many factors such as your body weight, gender and current fitness level. The most common weight women squat is 10 pounds in each hand or 50% of body weight.
What is the average weight for women who are 5’6″ or 1.68 metres?
It all depends on your body type, especially the size of your body frame. For example, if you are a small frame the average weight would be between 120 and 133 lbs. For a medium frame the average weight would be 130 and 144 lbs. Finally, for a large frame the average weight is between 140-159 lbs.
What is the average weight for women who are 25-30 years old?
A woman aged 25 to 30 years old should weigh somewhere between 104 to 137 lbs depending on her height.
What is the average weight of a 16 year old female?
By the age of 16, many girls have reached their adult height. Sixteen year old females in the 50th percentile standing 5’4 (1.63 metres) tall will weigh about 115 lbs as their growth curves level off.
If you are above the ‘normal weight range’ or the average weight should you try to lose weight?
Diets do not work long-term but adopting a healthy eating plan and physical activity routine is sensible whatever your size.
Weight is not all there is to it you need to be aware of your body composition as well. This includes your body fat percentage.
In addition, excessive abdominal fat is also a good indicator that you need to lose fat. Waist circumference measurements will give a good idea of your belly fat and here are some tips on how to lose it fast.
Why look at the ‘Average weight chart for women’ rather then the body mass index (bmi)?
The average weight chart shows you how you compare to others of the same age, gender and height. Whereas the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator is a formula of your weight in kilograms (or weight in pounds) divided by your height in metres squared. Although the Halls BMI calculator does take into account other factors such as your age and gender and allows you to compare to others of the same statistics.
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