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Figure 5.3 Twin weight, both sexes at birth. From Waelli et al. (1980), by permission.

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Figure 5.3 Twin weight, both sexes at birth. From Waelli et al. (1980), by permission.

Figure 5.5 Weight, North European females at birth. Adapted from Voigt et al. (1996).

Gestational age (weeks)

Figure 5.5 Weight, North European females at birth. Adapted from Voigt et al. (1996).

Age (months)

Figure 5.6 Weight, males, birth to three years. Adapted from CDC: http://www.gov/growthcharts.

Age (months)

Figure 5.6 Weight, males, birth to three years. Adapted from CDC: http://www.gov/growthcharts.

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Figure 5.7 Weight, males, 2 to 20 years. Adapted from CDC: http://www.gov/growthcharts.

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Figure 5.8 Weight, females, birth to three years. Adapted from CDC: http://www.gov/growthcharts.

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Figure 5.8 Weight, females, birth to three years. Adapted from CDC: http://www.gov/growthcharts.

Figure 5.9 Weight, females, 2 to 20 years. Adapted from CDC: http://www.gov/ growthcharts.

Age (years)

Figure 5.9 Weight, females, 2 to 20 years. Adapted from CDC: http://www.gov/ growthcharts.

Chapter 5 Weight Body Mass Index

Definition Body mass index (BMI) is defined as

Weight in kg

(Height in m)2

By definition, a person with a BMI greater than 25 is considered overweight; a BMI greater than 30 indicates obesity (Figs. 5.10-5.13).

Figure 5.10

Weight, North European males, 7 to 19 years. Adapted from Georgi et al.

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