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# What is the average body weight for a 5-foot-3-inch woman?

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Surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control indicate the average height for adult women in 2002 was 5 feet 3 inches, and the average weight was 166 pounds. Dr. Hall reports that average weight by height varies by age; the average 30-year-old, 5-foot-3-inch woman weighs 141 pounds.

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Dr. Hall reports that the average 50-year-old 5-foot-3-inch woman weighs 160 pounds, the average 60-year-old 5-foot-3-inch woman weighs 160 pounds, and the average 20-year-old 5-foot-3-inch woman weighs 130 pounds. Weight Watchers says that a healthy 5-foot-3-inch woman should weigh between 113 and 141 pounds.

WebMD uses a more complicated calculation that takes into account age, height, waist circumference and muscle mass to determine healthy weights. Using the WebMD calculator, a 30-year-old, 5-foot-3-inch woman who weighs 141 pounds is at the upper boundary for a healthy weight.

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