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My daughter

01/27/2009

Question:

My daughter is 13 and 3 monthes old. She weighes about 147.4 pounds. Her height is 5ft. 4inches. Is she overweight, obese, or just a late bloomer?

Answer:

She is at the 75th percentile for height and between the 90th and 95th percentile for weight.  As far as being a late bloomer, that is difficult to address without having more data on her previous growth and pubertal development. 

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati