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By TIMES WIRES
Published April 18, 2007


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How much is an average 13-year-old girl supposed to weigh?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your weight should be proportional to your height, within a range. Doctors use weight and height to calculate body mass index. The BMI determines whether the child is within a normal growth pattern, overweight, at risk of becoming overweight, or underweight. If you have weight concerns, consult your doctor. For a BMI calculator, go to www.cdc.gov and search for BMI calculator.

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