Calculate your child’s BMI using
one of the formulas above. BMI can also be determined
by looking it up on the CDC Table for Calculated Body Mass Index Values
for Selected Heights
and Weights for Ages 2 to 20 in which BMI has been calculated.
Click on your child's gender below. You'll
be taken to the CDC Web site where you can plot your child’s
BMI on the BMI-for-age chart to determine his or her percentile-range. Boy
(Ages 2 to 20) Girl
(Ages 2 to 20)
Use the table shown above to determine
the weight category.
This chartbook is based
on data from the National Survey of Children's Health. Suggested
citation: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources
and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The National
Survey of Children's Health 2003. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, 2005.