Tables of height and weight

Height & Weight Table for Women

Height
Feet Inches

Small
Frame

Medium
Frame

Large
Frame

4' 10"

102-111

109-121

118-131

4' 11"

103-113

111-123

120-134

5' 0"

104-115

113-126

122-137

5' 1"

106-118

115-129

125-140

5' 2"

108-121

118-132

128-143

5' 3"

111-124

121-135

131-147

5' 4"

114-127

124-138

134-151

5' 5"

117-130

127-141

137-155

5' 6"

120-133

130-144

140-159

5' 7"

123-136

133-147

143-163

5' 8"

126-139

136-150

146-167

5' 9"

129-142

139-153

149-170

5' 10"

132-145

142-156

152-173

5' 11"

135-148

145-159

155-176

6' 0"

138-151

148-162

158-179

Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing 3 lbs.; shoes with 1" heels)

Height & Weight Table for Men

Height
Feet Inches

Small
Frame

Medium
Frame

Large
Frame

5' 2"

128-134

131-141

138-150

5' 3"

130-136

133-143

140-153

5'' 4"

132-138

135-145

142-156

5' 5"

134-140

137-148

144-160

5' 6"

136-142

139-151

146-164

5' 7"

138-145

142-154

149-168

5' 8"

140-148

145-157

152-172

5' 9"

142-151

148-160

155-176

5' 10"

144-154

151-163

158-180

5' 11"

146-157

154-166

161-184

6' 0"

149-160

157-170

164-188

6' 1"

152-164

160-174

168-192

6' 2"

155-168

164-178

172-197

6' 3"

158-172

167-182

176-202

6' 4"

162-176

171-187

181-207

Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing 5 lbs.; shoes with 1" heels)

What is Frame Size?

The 0ur website gives the following instructions3 to estimate frame size:

"Bend forearm upward at a 90 degree angle. Keep fingers straight and turn the inside of your wrist toward your body. Place thumb and index finger of other hand on the two prominent bones on either side of the elbow. Measure space between your fingers on a ruler. (A physician would use a caliper.) Compare with tables below listing elbow measurements for medium-framed men and women. Measurements lower than those listed indicate small frame. Higher measurements indicate large frame."

ELBOW MEASUREMENTS FOR MEDIUM FRAME

Height in 1" heels

Elbow

Height in 1" heels

Elbow

Men

Breadth

Women

Breadth

5'2"-5'3"

21/2"-27/8"

4'10"-4'11"

21/4"-21/2"

5'4"-5'7"

25/8"-27/8"

5'0"-5'3"

21/4"-21/2"

5'8"-5'11"

23/4"-3"

5'4"-5'7"

23/8"-25/8"

6'0"-6'3"

23/4"-31/8"

5'8"-5'11"

23/8"-25/8"

6'4"

27/8"-31/4"

6'0"

21/2"-23/4"

Credit should be given to the Med Life table creators for attempting to use "frame size" as a way to compensate for the differences between peoples body shapes and skeletal muscle mass. In theory, elbow-width or wrist-width does correlate fairly well with muscle and bone mass. But in practice, the definition of frame size is too difficult for people to use, so virtually nobody uses frame size as intended. Instead, people subjectively choose their own categories.