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Based on where your number plots on the chart, the doctor will decide if your BMI is in the underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese range.

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A BMI measurement over the 95th percentile line on the chart puts someone in the obese range.Obesity causes harm to nearly each system in the body—from muscle to bone, heart to lung, kidney to digestive tract, as well as the hormones that control puberty and blood sugar ---and could also take a heavy toll on a teenager socially and emotionally.And worse still, obese teens have very high odds of remaining obese or overweight into adulthood, substantially increasing their risk of disability and disease later in life.In addition, many overweight teens are developing long-term medical problems like diabetes.Teens who are overweight also might be teased or bullied and are more at risk for depression.Teenage obesity has been steeply rising over the years.

Research has shown that teenage obesity has actually quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 years.

The growth charts have lines for "percentiles." Like percentages, percentiles go from 0 to 100.

Eight lines on the BMI growth charts show the 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 85th, 90th, and 95th percentiles.

In 2012 for example, a third of adolescents were obese or overweight.

The main reason why teenage obesity has been on such an upward curve has to be the high consumption of high sodium containing junk food.

This allows health professionals to compare your growth with other teens who are the same age and gender to see where you fit in. That's why doctors should plot and follow BMI over time.