Boys Weight Growth Chart
for children of "Black" race/ethnicity*, ages
2 through 18.
The red lines show "percentiles". The thick red line in the
middle is the 50th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the population of
Boys has 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 population of Boys is lighter.
For a Height Chart for Boys of "Black"
race/ethnicity, click here.
For Boys Weight charts of other race/ethnic groups, choose: White,
Charts for Girls weight and
height can be found here. See the chart
Charts for adults male height and
weight are available here. These are also interesting, because they
not only show the average height, they also show that adults have a considerably
higher prevalence of obesity than children.
The data source for this chart is the NHANES III survey, conducted in
America during 1988 to 1994. The CDC used this dataset, as well as datasets
from several older surveys, to construct the CDC standard pediatric growth
* The "Race-Ethnicity" categories.
Created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC
and John Hanson, MSc.