for women of "Black" race/ethnicity*, showing height changes with age.
For a Weight 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 Height (or stature) taller than the line, and 50% are shorter. Similarly, the lowest red line, the 5th percentile line, indicates the Height where only 5% of the female population is shorter.
Charts for pediatric girls height and weight are available here. These are also interesting, because they not only show the average height 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.