## What is the 85th percentile for weight?

## What is the 85th percentile for weight?

BMI for Children and Teens

Weight Status Category | Percentile Range |
---|---|

Underweight | Less than the 5th percentile |

Healthy Weight | 5th percentile to less than the 85th percentile |

Overweight | 85th to less than the 95th percentile |

Obesity | 95th percentile or greater |

## What does a BMI of 85 mean?

Healthy weight: 5 to 84th percentile. Overweight: 85 to 94th percentile. Obesity: 95 to 99th percentile or BMI > 30. Severe obesity: > 120 percent of the 95th percentile or BMI > 35 kg/m2.

**What does 84th percentile on BMI mean?**

If the BMI is less than the 5th percentile, your child may be underweight. If the BMI is between the 5th and 84th percentile, your child is at a healthy weight. If the BMI is between the 85th and 94th percentile, your child may be overweight. If the BMI is greater than the 95th percentile, your child may be obese.

### What percentile is my BMI?

This number indicates how much higher or lower your BMI is on a standard growth chart….Z-Score.

Adults | Ages 2-19 (Percentiles) | |
---|---|---|

Under Weight | < 18.5 | < 5th |

Normal Weight | 18.5 to < 25 | 5th to < 85th |

Overweight | 25 to < 30 | 85th to < 95th |

Obese (Class I) | 30 to < 35 | >= 95th |

### What does 80th percentile for weight mean?

Body mass index is a calculation of your child’s weight relative to height. A BMI above the 85th percentile means overweight, while children above the 95th percentile are considered obese, which increases their risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

**What does 85th percentile mean for height?**

For example: If a boy’s height is in the 40th percentile and his weight is in the 85th percentile, this means he’s taller than 40% of kids his age, but weighs more than 85% of kids his age.

#### What percentile is 26 BMI?

On this page is a BMI percentile calculator for men and women, 18 years old and up in the United States….Selected BMI Percentiles for Men and Women.

US Female and Male BMI Percentile | Women | Men |
---|---|---|

20 | 22.9 | 24.0 |

30 | 24.8 | 25.5 |

40 | 26.5 | 26.8 |

50 | 28.3 | 28.0 |

#### What percentile should I be in for weight?

Anyone who falls between the 5th percentile and the 85th percentile is a healthy weight. If someone is at or above the 85th percentile line on the chart (but less than the 95th percentile) is overweight. A BMI measurement at or over the 95th percentile line on the chart puts someone in the obese range.

**What does 85 percentile mean on a growth chart?**