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How much should a 5-foot-4-inch-tall person weigh?

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According to Rush University Medical Center, an adult who is 5 feet 4 inches tall should weigh between 110 and 140 pounds. A person of that height weighing between 145 to 169 is overweight, while those between 174 to 227 are obese.

According to the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the appropriate weight for a person who is 5 feet and 4 inches tall is determined using the Body Mass Index, which is a ratio between a person's height and weight. A person in the healthy weight range has a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. Obesity is defined as a BMI greater than 30, while underweight people have a BMI below 18.5.


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