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What is the Average Weight for an Adult Man?

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Updated July 31, 2005

Question: What is the Average Weight for an Adult Man?
Answer: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average weight for an adult male in the United States is:
  • 189.8 pounds
This statistic for the average weight for an adult male is from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted from 1999-2002.

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