Average male height worldwide

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Human Height

Poor nutrition and illness in childhood limit human growth. As a consequence, the average height of a population is strongly correlated with living standards in a population. This makes the study of human height relevant for historians who want to understand the history of living conditions.

Because the effect of better material living standards is to make people taller, human height is used as an indirect measure for living standards. It is especially relevant for the study of living conditions in periods for which little or no other data is available &#x; what historians refer to as the pre-statistical period.

It is important to stress that height is not used as a direct measure of well-being. The variation of height within a given population is largely determined by genetic factors.1

The history of human height allows us to track progress against undernourishment and disease and makes it possible to understand who started to benefit from modern advancements when.

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The history of human height

The Last Two Millennia

Over the last two millennia, human height, based off of skeletal remains, has stayed fairly steady, oscillating around cm. With the onset of modernity, we see a massive spike in heights in the developed world. It is worth noting that using skeletal remains is subject to measurement error with respect to the estimated height and time period.

Male heights from skeletons in Europe, &#x; Clark2
Male heights from skeletons in Europe, (1&#x;) &#x; Clark

Increase of human height over two centuries

The University of Tuebingen provides data on human height for men in many countries around the world from to It gives us a perspective of changes over almost two centuries. We see this data in the charts.

Human height has steadily increased over the past 2 centuries across the globe. This trend is in line with general improvements in health and nutrition during this period. Historical data on heights tends to come from soldiers (conscripts), convicted criminals, slaves and servants. It is for this reason much of the historical data focuses on men. Recent data on heights uses additional sources including surveys and medical records.

How has height changed globally?

People today are taller, on average, than their ancestors years ago. This is true for every country in the world. But how much have human heights changed, and how does this vary across the world?

The data shown here is based on a global study, published by NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) in 3 This dataset is based on both demographic and health surveys as well as academic studies. It reports mean height for adults by year of birth, from to ; in other words, people who had reached their eighteenth birthday from to

If we compare adult men born in versus those born a century earlier &#x; men who had reached the age of 18 in versus &#x; we see that the global mean height for men increased from to centimeters (cm). We see this in the chart. For women, this increased from cm to cm.

The average young adult today is around 8 or 9 cm, or about 5%, taller than their ancestors years ago.

Regional variation in height changes

There are significant regional variations in change in average human heights.

The following slope chart illustrates the changes in mean male height by region. Here we see that the largest gains in height were seen for European and Central Asian men; their mean height increased by 11 cm, overtaking North American men in the process. The smallest absolute gains were seen for South Asian men; mean height increased by only 5 cm.

Overall, the regional variation in male heights increased over the last century. For men born in , there was an eight centimetre gap in mean height between the shortest and tallest region. years later, this gap had increased to 12 cm.

We can also see this regional change for women, here. Again, the trends are similar: heights of European and Central Asian women increased the most &#x; gaining 11 cm and overtaking North American women.  Compared to men, there was less of a divergence in female heights by region: for women born in , the gap between the tallest and shortest region was 9 to 10 cm. A century later, this was almost the same &#x; 10 to 11 cm.

Which countries have seen the greatest absolute gains in height?

Some countries have seen much larger increases in average human height than others.

The chart shows the absolute change in the mean height of adult women for each country. As reflected in the regional trends above, the largest increases were typically in &#x;but not limited to &#x; Europe and Central Asia. The largest absolute change was seen for South Korean women, whose mean height increased by 20 cm. Compare this to Madagascar, which had the smallest gain of only cm.

In this chart, we can see the same metric for men. Iranian men saw the largest change, gaining cm in mean height, while men from the Marshall Islands grew by only cm.

Despite variation across countries, men and women globally saw similar gains: about 8 to 9 cm.

Which countries have seen the greatest relative gains in height?

Relative changes offer a different perspective on changes in average human heights, illustrated here for men and here for women.

While average height of men around the world increased by 5%, the percentage change in the height of Iranian men was double that at 10%. By contrast, Marshallese men grew by less than %. South Korean women saw the largest relative increase &#x; 15% &#x; while the height of Tuvalese women increased by less than 1%.

Did heights across the world increase more for men or women?

Did men or women see the greatest increase in height over this period? It depends on the country.

At the global level, the relative increase in mean height was the same for men and women: around five percent. But as we see, there is significant variation across countries. This chart shows the percentage change for men on the y-axis, and for women on the x-axis. The grey line here represents parity: where the change was the same for both sexes. Countries which lie above the grey line saw greater height increase for men than for women; for countries below the line, the opposite is true.

Some countries saw very different changes for men and women. In South Korea, for example, mean height for women increased by 14% versus 9% for men. In the Philippines the opposite was true: male height increased by around 5% versus only 1% for women.

Human height across the world

How does human height vary across the world?

Human height is a partly heritable trait. However, non-genetic, environmental factors during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence &#x; such as nutrition and health &#x; have an impact on the population-wide distribution of height. As such, variations in height across the world indicate not only genetic differences, but also general differences in living standards.

Here, we examine variations in mean male and female heights by country.

How tall are men across the world?

The global mean height of adult men born in is centimetres (cm), or 5 foot and inches. There are large variations in average height between nations: the shortest being men in Timor at cm, and the tallest from the Netherlands at cm. This represents a range of 22 cm, or 8 inches.

There are also clear distinctions between regions. On average, the shortest men can be found in South Asia, where the average height is cm, while the tallest are from Europe and Central Asia, at cm.

How tall are women across the world?

On average, women are almost 12 centimetres shorter than men.

The global average height of adult women born in is cm, or 5 foot and 3 inches. The country with the shortest women is Guatemala, where the average height is cm, while Latvian women are 20 cm taller (at cm).

There are also regional variations in the heights of women. As with men, the tallest women are European and Central Asian, with a mean height of cm, while women from South Asia tend to be the shortest, measuring cm on average.

Gender differences in height

How much taller are men than women?

Globally, the mean height of women is about four and a half inches, or 12 centimeters (cm), shorter than that of men. In the latest available data, the global mean height for men was cm, versus cm for women.

This height disparity between the sexes is present everywhere in the world. It&#x;s largest in North Macedonia, where men are typically cm taller than women, and smallest in The Gambia, where the mean difference is only cm. You can see the absolute difference in mean heights for any country in the world here.

The scatter plot illustrates the difference between the average heights of men and women around the world. It plots average male height on the y-axis, and average female height on the x-axis. The grey line shows where these heights are equal. As we can see, all countries lie above this line; this means that on average, men are taller than women in every country in the world.

Where are men much taller than women?

The following map shows the ratio of male-to-female average heights across the world. Globally, the ratio is , meaning that on average, men are about 7% taller than women.

Across the world, this relative difference between the sexes can vary from only % to over 12%. Regionally, the gap in mean height between men and women is smallest across Sub-Saharan Africa: there, many countries lie below the global average difference of 7%.

The global ratio &#x; around &#x; has remained pretty much constant since the data began in despite large increases in absolute terms in the average heights of both men and women.

Despite a relatively consistent ratio at the global level, some countries have seen significant changes. A century ago, South Korean males were on average 18 cm taller than their female counterparts; this difference has fallen to 13 cm, meaning that South Korean women have seen larger absolute gains in height than South Korean men. By contrast, in the Philippines this difference has doubled from 7 cm to 14 cm, meaning that average height of Filipino men has increased faster than that of Filipino women.

How do expected growth trends differ for boys and girls?

As we&#x;ve previously explored, the average man is taller than the average woman: this holds true across all countries in the world. But when does this differentiation in heights take place? How do the growth trends for boys and girls in childhood differ?

The chart presents the expected growth rates for healthy boys and girls during childhood and adolescence. It combines data from World Health Organization (WHO) growth reference standards for infants, children, and adolescents.

These standards are used to assess the degree to which the health and nutritional demands for growth and development are met around the world. The studies included healthy children from a diverse set of ethnicities, in order to reduce the impact of genetic variability between populations.4

As the chart shows, boys are typically a fraction taller than girls at birth. Both sexes grow very quickly in the first six months of life, with this growth rate decreasing gradually during the following years.

After three years of life, both boys and girls have approximately doubled in height since birth, but boys are still slightly taller.

By the age of eight, the rate of growth for boys begins to slow, but for girls it stays high and around the age of nine, we see that the median height of girls is slightly higher than for boys.

At 11 years old, girls are typically more than two centimeters taller than boys. But around this age the rate of growth of girls begins to slow and boys start to grow faster again so that around the age of 13, boys overtake again.

Girls tend to stop growing a few years earlier than boys, reaching their final adult height around 16 years old. Boys peak later, at around 18 years old. At this stage, they&#x;re 13 centimeters taller than girls on average.

Of course, not all children grow at the same rate. The ribbons around the median growth lines on the chart represent two standard deviations above and below the median expected trend. Heights which fall within two standard deviations of the median are considered to be &#x;healthy growth&#x;.

Stunted growth: A child whose height-for-age falls below this ribbon is considered to be &#x;stunted&#x; &#x; it is having a height too short for their age.

Stunting typically occurs during the first two years of life, since this is when growth is fastest and sufficient nutrition is crucial. This means environmental factors have an important effect during this period.5 There is evidence to suggest that &#x;catch-up growth&#x; &#x; growth that is faster than normal for age and follows a period of growth inhibition &#x; is possible if environmental factors improve.67

The expected average height of a healthy population should be cm for women and cm for men &#x; as defined by the WHO growth reference standards. Interestingly, the global average height is cm for women, and cm for men &#x; it&#x;s lower than we&#x;d expect. This disparity between the actual and expected global average height may be due to the fact that historically, and still today, a large share of children are stunted. In , around 40% were stunted. It has fallen since then to around 22% in , but with large variations across the world.

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Human height in prehistoric times

Mesolithic times, middle ages, subsistence societies and modern foragers

In the last two centuries height has substantially increased in many world regions, but up until modern times the archeological record of human skeletons suggests that there was no trend towards improving living conditions.

The two tables present estimates of the heights of men in foraging and subsistence societies with those from preindustrial societies. There is no clear difference between these records suggesting that preindustrial societies were just as badly off as their ancestors millennia ago &#x; which is consistent with the &#x;Malthusian Model&#x; of the pre-growth economy, which we discuss in our entry on economic growth.

Heights of adult males in modern foraging and subsistence societies &#x; Clark ()8
PeriodGroupLocationAgesHeight (centimeters)
Plains Indians (a)United States23&#x;49
sAnbarra (b)AustraliaAdults*
sRembarranga (c)AustraliaAdults*
Alaskan Inuit (d)United StatesAdults*
Northern Pacific Indians (e)United StatesAdults*
Sandawe (f)TanzaniaAdults*
Shoshona (g)United States20&#x;59
sFox Basin Inuit (c)CanadaAdults*
sSolomon Islanders (h)Solomon Is.Adults*
Canadian Inuitd (d)CanadaAdults*
!Kung (i)Bostwana21&#x;40
sAche (j)ParaguayAdults*
sHadza (c)TanzaniaAdults*
Hiwi (j)VenezuelaAdults*
sBatak (c)PhilippinesAdults*
sAgta (c)PhilippinesAdults*
sAka (c)Central African RepublicAdults*
Heights from skeletal remains by period, from mesolithic times until now, globally &#x; Clark ()9
PeriodLocationObservationsHeight (centimeters)
Mesolithic (a)Europe82
Neolithic (a,b)Europe
Denmark
&#x; ( c)Holland
&#x; ( c)Norway
&#x; ( c)London
Pre-Dynastic (d)Egypt60
Dynastic (d)Egypt
BC (e)Turkey72
BC (f)Lerna, Greece42
&#x; BC (g)Harappa, India&#x;
BC&#x;AD (h)Japan (Yayoi)
&#x; (h)Japan (medieval)20
&#x; (h)Japan (Edo)36
(i)Marianas, Taumako70
(i)Easter Island14
&#x; (i)New Zealand
&#x; (i)Hawaii&#x;

Is the increase in human height coming to an end?

Human height for both men and women has increased over the past century: this is true of every country in the world. But, over the last few decades,  human height in some countries have been stagnating. This is illustrated in the following charts which show the year-on-year relative change in average male and female heights by region. Positive values here indicate an increase in average height from one year to the next; zero indicates no change; and negative indicates a decline.

Here we can pull out several key points. Firstly, we see that changes in height across the world are gradual: average heights do not suddenly jump one year to the next, but instead tend to change at rates of less than 1% per year. Secondly, we see that across all regions, average human heights have experienced significant growth over the past century. But the trends also suggest that growth in average male heights have stagnated in Europe and Central Asia, while reversing in the Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The story is largely the same for women, but with the addition that average female heights in North America have stagnated as well.

This seems like an unexpected result. Human height is positively correlated with standards of living; living standards have been increasing across the world in recent decades, so why would average human heights be stagnating or even falling? This trend is particularly curious for Sub-Saharan Africa, where average height appears to be falling the most while the region has simultaneously achieved progress across many aspects of wellbeing.

In the next section we explore why this might be the case.

Why has growth in human height stagnated in rich countries?

Height is partly determined by genetics. Evolution aside, the genes of a population are fixed.10

As such, it is reasonable to assume that there is an upper limit to average heights, at which nutritional and health factors are optimal. This scenario could explain the recent stagnation, especially in high income countries across  Europe and Central Asia, where living standards are high.

A study published in Nature examined the recent stagnation of heights in the Netherlands, the tallest population in the world.11

They found similar results: that the year increase in average heights in the Netherlands had came to an end in recent decades. They concluded that the reason for this is not entirely clear. They suggest that the Dutch may have reached the maximum mean height possible for the population. But they also hypothesized that recent lifestyle changes &#x; not a genetic upper bound &#x; may be hindering further increases in the average heights of men and women. For example, easy access to fast food nowadays &#x; may lead to inadequate nutrient intake, which may result in lower height . Furthermore, less energy expenditure due to a sedentary lifestyle leads to an increase in overweight and obesity &#x; which, in turn, are related to lower height .12 Additionally, the high consumption of milk in the Netherlands, which has been linked to tallness, declined over the past decade from 63 litres per capita per year in to 60 in .13

Therefore, the positive height trend in high-income countries may return if lifestyles improve.

Other studies have assessed the apparent stagnation, or slowed growth, in other high-income regions. One investigated not only the stagnation of heights in the United States, but also why they have fallen behind many countries across Europe.14

In the 19th century, North Americans were the tallest in the world, but fell behind over the course of the 20th century. The study attributes this partly to nutrition, arguing that there are reasons to believe that US diets are deficient to some extent as nearly a half of households&#x; food expenditure is spent on food outside of the home.15 This is troubling insofar as meals consumed outside of the home are less balanced than those consumed at family dinners.16 It also highlights differences in the socio-economic and health systems of the West and Northern European welfare states and the more market-oriented economy of the USA , arguing that socio-economic inequality in America is much greater than in Western Europe and inequality has a negative effect on mean height.17 Furthermore, the West European welfare states, in which a subsistence income is more or less guaranteed, provide a more comprehensive social safety net including unemployment insurance and a comprehensive health-insurance coverage. 18

Why has average human height in Sub-Saharan Africa fallen?

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the pattern is even more puzzling. Remarkably, the average male and female heights of the region have been falling since , despite improvements in health and nutrition. Some researchers argue that this is due to selection: the least healthy children &#x; whose growth is stunted due to malnutrition &#x; do not survive to adulthood, while the survivors are healthier and taller. When child mortality rates decrease, stunted children survive to adulthood, thus lowering the average adult height.19

This explanation could apply to low income regions, where socioeconomic factors are improving but still relatively weak.

Will growth resume in the future?

Improvements in environmental factors such as nutrition and health could result in further increases in average heights. However, the factors that influence height have an upper limit:  nutrient intake, for example, likely has limits above which benefits stop. As such, it&#x;s possible that heights &#x; particularly in countries where living standards are still relatively low &#x;  can further increase. But for the richest and tallest countries in the world today, heights may have reached their limit.

What explains changes and differences in human height?

There are large differences in human height across the world.  These differences are not just geographical: human heights have changed significantly over our history, with increases in every country over the past century.

Height is determined by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. How our height might reflect our environment &#x; today and in the past &#x; has been a key focus area for research.  Height is often seen as a proxy for &#x;biological standards of living&#x;: the World Health Organisation recommends its use to predict health, performance, and survival .20

A study of male heights across different countries determined that that height and the HDI [Human Development Index] seem to be largely interchangeable as indicators of human well-being .21 This is illustrated in the following scatter plot which shows the relationship between a country&#x;s Human Development Index and average male height by year of birth. Here we see that people are taller in countries with a higher standard of living.

Why is the relationship between individuals&#x; heights and a country&#x;s socioeconomic development so strong?

How does nutrition affect health?

Nutrition is the one of the strongest determinants of human height.22

Humans convert the chemical energy stored in the macronutrient constituents of food into energy. Dietary energy intake from food must balance energy expenditure due to metabolic functions and physical activity, plus extra energy costs such as growth during childhood.23

Humans can adapt to an enduring low dietary energy intake, or undernourishment, by reducing the rate of growth, which leads to stunting, and restricts adult height. Insufficient dietary energy intakes across a population therefore result in a low average adult height.24

Protein is an essential macronutrient in a healthy diet, and is necessary for a wide range of biological processes, including growth. It is made up of basic building blocks called amino acids. Some amino acids &#x; known as the nutritionally essential amino acids &#x; cannot be made in the body, and so must come from the diet. Diets must provide adequate quantities of the full range of amino acids for human growth and metabolism. The capacity of different protein sources to satisfy these demands, based on their amino acid profile and digestibility, is defined as &#x;protein quality&#x;.25

The table shows the protein quality of different foods. Animal source food usually contains higher quality protein than plant source food. They are also a good source of micronutrients, such as iron and zinc, which are necessary for metabolism.26 A diet that includes a large proportion of animal source food is therefore likely to provide sufficient amounts of micronutrients and essential amino acids.

A study by Headey () of dietary patterns in lower-income countries suggests there is a strong association between the consumption of animal sourced foods and height.31

For instance, animal proteins comprise % of energy intake in Madagascar, where the average male height is cm; Botswanans get % of their calories from animal proteins, and the men are 10 cm taller on average. But even larger height disparities begin to arise at high levels of animal protein intake.

In high-income countries, where animal protein intake is high, Grasgruber () found that the strongest predictor of male height is the ratio of high-quality animal proteins &#x; from milk products, red meat, and fish &#x; to low-quality plant proteins &#x; from wheat, rice and other cereals.32 This could explain why some countries with very high socioeconomic status have shorter heights than we&#x;d expect. Consider the difference between South Korea and the Netherlands: both have a very high HDI &#x; over &#x; but the Dutch are nearly 8 centimeters taller ( cm versus cm). What separates them is their intake of animal protein: the Netherlands&#x; animal:plant protein ratio is versus only in South Korea.

Appropriate mixtures of plant source proteins &#x; such as cereals plus legumes or oil seeds &#x; are capable of providing the essential amino acids and micronutrients necessary for growth. However, diets in low-income countries are often dependent on a single staple food source. In Bangladesh, for example, over 75% of dietary energy comes from cereals and grains, 90% of which is rice. By contrast, cereals and grains constitute less than a quarter of dietary energy in the United States. As such, low-income countries are unlikely to exhibit enough dietary diversity.

Animal proteins form an increasingly large part of our diets as income increases. Since nutrition plays a key role in determining height, there is an obvious relationship between income and height.33

A high level of socioeconomic development therefore predicts taller average heights.

How does health affect height?

Health &#x; particularly in childhood &#x; also influences human height. Disease during childhood can restrict growth because it reduces the availability of nutrients and raises metabolic requirements.34

Children fighting disease have higher nutritional requirements during a period when nutrients are less available. As such, high incidences of disease should lead to shorter average heights.

Grasgruber () found that the socioeconomic factor most strongly correlated with male height is child mortality.35

This relationship is illustrated in the scatter plot, with child mortality rate on the y-axis and mean male height on the x-axis. A low child mortality rate suggests low incidences of disease, as well as sufficient nourishment, and hence predicts a taller average height. For example, % of children in Finland die before they are 5 years old compared to % of children in Afghanistan; the average male heights in Finland is significantly taller at cm versus cm.

The relationship between health and height is reinforced by the significant impact of healthcare expenditure. We see this reflected in Arab states where health expenditure is much lower than their income level would predict. For example, compare Oman and the Netherlands: the average male height of the Dutch is cm &#x; 13 centimeters taller than the average in Oman. Both countries have high levels of income per capita. But the Netherlands spends much more on healthcare: healthcare expenditure per capita in Oman is $1,, or % of gross domestic product (GDP) versus $5,, or % of GDP in the Netherlands.

Both child mortality and healthcare expenditure impact life expectancy: we would therefore expect them to be strong determinants of the relationship between standard of living and average height.

Total fertility rate (the number of children per woman) also interacts with these determinants, making it the second strongest socioeconomic correlate of height. The role of fertility in high-income countries is marginal since fertility rates are already very low. But it gains statistical significance at lower incomes, where fertility rates are relatively high. In families where there are a large number of children, expenditure and food availability for each child is often lower. We might therefore expect that in countries where the fertility rate is high, health expenditure and nutritional quality per child is low, while incidence of disease is high.

The effects of immigration on height

In a pioneering study of Japanese immigrants to Hawaii published in , Harry Shapiro found there to be a significant difference between the heights of Hawaiian-born Japanese and the Japanese immigrant population.36 Shapiro concluded that environmental factors, particularly diet and healthcare, play a significant role in determining height and other physical characteristics. The underlying idea here is that migration from poor countries to rich ones may lead to dramatic changes between generations. In a similar study, Marcus Goldstein () found there to be differences in the heights and other characteristics of the children of Mexican immigrants and their parents, as well as with native born Mexican children.37

How do genes affect height?

Height is partly determined by the interaction of different genes.38

Recent breakthroughs in sequencing the human genome have enabled researchers to identify variants of genes that are associated with height.39

These variants have a large number of combinations; these can lead to a wide range of potential heights.

Specific combinations of these variants are much more common to some populations than others. This could help to explain disparities in average heights around the world. Certain haplogroups &#x; groups of variant clusters that are inherited from one common ancestor &#x; have observable associations with height.

For example, one haplogroup (J1-M) is most commonly observed in populations that spread from the Zagros mountains in Iran to the Arabian peninsula, particularly Yemen.40 Another haplogroup (R1b-S) is often found in populations from Ireland, Britain, France, and Iberia, who probably migrated from the Franco-Cantabrian region.41 These haplogroups are associated with short stature.

By contrast, one haplogroup (I-M) is most concentrated in Germanic-speaking Europe, and the Western Balkans, particularly Herzegovina.42

These regions are characterised by tallness, which strongly suggests a correlation between this haplogroup and height.

Is height determined by nature or nurture?

Is height determined by genetics or environment? The short answer is that it depends on the countries you are comparing. Differences in average heights could be due to different genes, different environments, or &#x; more likely &#x; some combination of both.

For instance, the average male height in Bosnia and Herzegovina is cm &#x; far higher than the global mean of cm, and even the regional mean of cm. This height cannot be explained by high standards of living nor high animal protein consumption: its HDI is one of the lowest in Europe, and the ratio of animal protein to plant protein consumption is only , compared to in the Netherlands. The cause in this case must be genetic: nature over nurture.

Differences in average heights between North and South Korea tell a very different story, as told by Pak ().43

The two halves of the Korean Peninsula share a genetic lineage, but since the partition in there has been a great divergence in average heights. While the average height of South Korean men increased by cm &#x; one of the largest increases in the world &#x; North Korean men of comparable ages grew only cm. This disparity is much more likely to be due to differences in standards of living: nurture over nature.

The equation that determines human height is made up of many components. No single factor can predict height at an individual or even a national level. But overall, average heights can offer a unique insight into the genetic makeup and standard of living of a population.

Distribution of adult heights

We have looked in detail at how mean heights vary across the world. But this tells us very little about the distribution of heights globally, regionally or within in a given country. How do heights vary: do most people have heights very similar to the average; or do they span a wide range?

Height is normally distributed

Adult heights within a population are approximately normally distributed due to genetic and environmental variance.44

Height is partly determined by the interaction of genes with variants.45

One of the basic rules of probability (known as the Central Limit Theorem) says the distribution of a trait that is determined by independent random variables, like height and genes, roughly follows a bell curve. This means the range of human heights in a population fall centrally around the mean height. In statistical terms, it&#x;s also the case that the mean and median height are the same &#x; they fall right in the middle of the distribution.46

The normal distribution of heights allows us to make inferences about the range. Around 68% of heights will fall within one standard deviation of the mean height; 95% within two standard deviations; and % within three. If we know the mean and standard deviation of heights, we have a good understanding of how heights vary across a population.

Drawing upon height data from almost , twinned pairs born between and , one study investigated the variance in heights across populations through time, and tried to explain how much could be explained by genetics versus environmental differences.47

We see this distribution of heights in the chart. As an aggregate of the regions with available data &#x; Europe, North America, Australia, and East Asia &#x; they found the mean male height to be centimeters (cm) in the most recent cohort (born between and ).48 The standard deviation was cm. This means 68% of men were between and cm tall; 95% were between and cm. Women were smaller on average, with a mean height of cm, and standard deviation of cm. This means 68% of women were between and cm; and 95% between and cm.

Regionally, the standard deviation of male heights is largest in North America and Australia, at cm, and smallest in East Asia, at cm. The pattern is the same for women, with cm in North America and Australia, and cm in East Asia. Some of the distribution of heights within a population is likely to reflect the degree of genetic variance.49

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How does environment and living standards affect the distribution of heights?

Differences in height within a population are not only influenced by genetic variance. Greater environmental variance within a population is also reflected by a wider distribution of heights. The distribution of heights has therefore be used as one indicator of socioeconomic inequality in the past.50

In a population with perfectly equal access to nutrition and health resources, height distribution would only reflect genetic variation. Unequal access to these resources within a population means that wealthier individuals could have better health and nutrition, and therefore tend to grow taller than poorer ones; variance of heights therefore becomes larger. In other words, resource-based variance due to income inequality is added to genetic variance, widening the distribution of heights. Some empirical evidence across a range of contexts would support this hypothesis.

For example, in India in the twentieth-century, an individual&#x;s caste had a significant influence on their height. Members of the high castes &#x; who had better access to nutrition and health resources &#x; were cm taller on average than members of the low castes.51

Genetic differences between caste groups are unlikely to account for this height difference, due to the population&#x;s common genetic heritage.52

Furthermore, Ayuda () identified a relationship between socioeconomic status and height among Spanish conscripts from to They found that literate conscripts were always taller than illiterate ones (by nearly 1 cm), and agricultural workers, with fewer economic resources, were significantly shorter (by cm) than highly qualified non-manual workers .53

Height inequality, which is measured by the coefficient of variation (CV), is therefore positively correlated with income inequality, which is measured by the Gini coefficient.

This relationship was observed in a study of Kenya during the 20th century, where the CV mirrored fluctuations in the Gini coefficient. It also compared the height distributions of Uganda and Togo, where average heights were roughly equal, but there was higher income inequality in the former than the latter. Sure enough, the distribution of heights was wider in Uganda.54

Genetics or environment: which contributes most to height variations in a country?

So, both genetic and environmental factors have an impact on height variation. But which is the most important determinant? The relative contribution of genetic factors to differences in heights within populations is defined as &#x;heritability&#x;. Heritability is measured between 0 and 1; the higher the heritability, the larger the contribution of genetics. Twin and adoption studies typically estimate heritability at about 55

This means that the majority of the variation in height within a population is due to genetic variation, but environmental variation due to socioeconomic factors also has an impact.

Accurately measuring the height of an individual is a straightforward task and so we should be confident that there is relatively little measurement error in the recorded data. This is unlikely to be the case when measuring the height of skeletons. What is more, the techniques used to date skeletal remains (such as radio carbon dating) only provide a probabilistic estimate.

Another factor to consider is the potential sample bias from the historical sources. Since the height data is largely composed of soldiers, criminals, salves and servants, these groups may not be representative of the wider population. This problem has been highlighted by academics researching human height.56

In fact, the observed drop in height during the industrial revolution &#x; usually attributed to the negative health impacts of industrialisation &#x; can be explained by the labour market conditions that existed at the time. They argue that as economies grew, tight labour markets discouraged military enlistments by the most productive workers, with those enlisting (and being measured) increasingly over-representing the less advantaged members of society.

By comparing the heights of soldiers in the US army with countries that enforced conscription we can see the bias more clearly. In countries that had conscription, the average height of conscripts was increasing over the period, meanwhile in the US where entry was voluntary, the heights of soldiers was falling

Mean heights of volunteer soldiers in the US and in selected countries with conscription &#x; Vox57
Mean heights of volunteer soldiers in the US and in selected countries with conscription - Vox

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)

  • Data: Male and female heights
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Time span: Adults heights for individuals born from to
  • Available at: Online at NCD-RisC here.

Tübingen Height Data Hub

  • Data: Many different datasets on human height
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Time span: Some of the data goes as far back as the 17th century.
  • Available at: It is online at the University of Tübingen here.
  • The authors of this data are Jörg Baten, John Komlos, John Murray et al.
  • Data: Heights by birth decade and country (male height equivalent in cm)
  • Geographical coverage:  countries
  • Time span:
  • Available at: Online at Clio Infra here
  • The authors are Jörg Baten (University of Tuebingen) and Mathias Blum (Technical University Munich).

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The Average Heights of Men Around the World

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How we establish average height

The study of measurement of the human body, such as weight, standing height, and skinfold thickness, is called anthropometry. Anthropo comes from the Greek word meaning “human.” Metry comes from the word “metron,” which means “measure.”

Scientists use these measurements for nutrition assessment and to come up with averages and trends in human growth. Designers can even use anthropometric data to create more ergonomic spaces, furniture, and assistive devices.

The data is also used in and to help track changes to disease risk or body composition that might be expected over a person’s lifespan.

That’s why we know what we do about height. Next up are the numbers illustrating the average height for men.

Average height for men in the United States

According to the , the average age-adjusted height for American men 20 years old and up is inches ( centimeters). That’s about 5 feet 9 inches tall.

This number comes from data published in December The data was collected between and as part of a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

The analytic sample included 47, men and women, all at least 20 years of age. Participants reported their ages, races, and whether they were of Hispanic origin. The average height of 5 feet 9 inches takes all groups into account.

How does that measurement compare to other countries? Let’s take a look.

Average height for men internationally

As you can imagine, the range of average heights across the world is quite broad.

A study showed that Iranian men have seen the biggest change in height over the last century, gaining about inches (17 centimeters).

The researchers are a part of a global group of health scientists known as the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration. They explained that both biological factors (such as genetic predisposition) and socioeconomic factors (such as access to quality foods) can affect the range in heights.

Average heights for men in 15 countries

The table below includes data from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration. It shows average heights for men born between and , and it’s based on an analysis of hundreds of population-based studies.

Accurately measuring your height

It may be tricky to measure your height at home without some help. If you’d like to see where you stand, consider asking a friend or family member to help you.

Measuring your height with a partner

  1. Move to a room with hard flooring (no carpet) and a wall that’s clear of art or other obstructions.
  2. Remove your shoes and any clothing or accessories that might skew your results. Take out any ponytails or braids that might prevent your head from resting flat against a wall.
  3. Stand with your feet together and your heels against the wall. Straighten your arms and legs. Your shoulders should be level. You may ask your partner to confirm that you’re in proper form.
  4. Look straight ahead and fix your gaze so that your line of sight is parallel with the floor.
  5. Make sure your head, shoulders, butt, and heels are all touching the wall. Due to body shape, not all parts of your body may touch, but try your best. Before taking any measurements, you should also inhale deeply and stand erect.
  6. Have your partner mark your height by using a flat headpiece, such as a wall-mounted ruler or other straight object, like a book. The tool should be lowered until it touches the crown of your head with firm contact.
  7. Your partner should mark only once, making sure their eyes are at the same level of the measurement tool, carefully marking where it meets the wall.
  8. Use a tape measure to determine your height from the floor to the mark.
  9. Record your height to .

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Measuring your height by yourself

If you don’t have another person to help you, you may still be able to measure your height at home. Consider purchasing an inexpensive wall-mounted meter specifically for height, or follow the steps below:

  1. Again, stand on a flat surface with a clear wall that doesn’t prevent your body from making full contact.
  2. Then stand tall with your shoulders flat against the wall and slide a flat object, like a book or cutting board, along the wall until you can bring it down to make firm contact with the top of your head.
  3. Mark under the object where it lands.
  4. Use a tape measure to determine your height from the floor to the mark.
  5. Record your height to .

Shop for a tape measure or a wall-mounted height meter.

At the doctor’s office

You may get a relatively accurate measure at home, especially if you have help and follow all of the steps. However, it may be a good idea to get your height measured at your doctor’s office as part of a routine physical exam.

The equipment at your doctor’s office may be better calibrated, and your provider may be better trained at gathering the most precise measurement.

Measuring up

There are certainly trends with regard to height in the United States and worldwide. However, it’s important to remember humans come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Countless factors affect height, including age, nutrition, and health conditions. Averages can help statisticians observe health and growth trends, but they shouldn’t serve as a measure of self-worth.

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Average height and weight by country

Average sizes of men and women

The following table shows the average sizes, weights and BMI from countries. All figures refer to men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years. In the US, the average male is mtall. The average US-american woman reaches 14 cmless with a height of m.


Heights by continents

A pure list by country may be helpful when it comes to classifying yourself in your environment. Here once again a list summarized by subcontinent. Here too, it is clear that there are differences within a continent. For example, the weight of Southeast Asians and Polynesians differs slightly from the rest of the subcontinent. With regard to body size, there are noticeable variations between Southern Europeans, North Americans and Near Easterners and the rest of the respective continent.

Influences on body size

Population averageThe main reasons for regional differences in body size are heredity and nutritional standards. A protein-rich food is important, and this is noticeable over generations. Although protein is considered an essential component here, a weakening of the body due to diseases and allergies also has an inhibiting effect on growth. Diseases occur more frequently as a result of weaknesses in the immune system and therefore consume the energy that the body could put into its growth. Good health is primarily due to a good diet, but in the second instance also to a good health system with adequate medical care. As a result, the average body size is remarkably low, especially in poor countries of the third world.

Genetic predispositions are another factor for body size. It is not individual genes that speak for or against pronounced growth, but rather the interaction of several dozen genes. Thus, the expressions of these genes are passed on in families or ethnic groups.

Historical increase in size

In almost all countries of the world, the average body size has increased significantly over the last years. While German men were still approximately 13 cmsmaller at the beginning of the 20th century, Spanish men increased over 14 cmand Iranians even over 16 cm. With the women, the height of South-Korean-women rose by over 20 cm.

These drastic increases are unique in the history of mankind. In no phase of the evolution humans became so much bigger, as since the industrial revolution at the end of the century. In the preceding years both men and women did not grow at all on average and before that only by cm per years.


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Data sources

All sizes and weights are based on a summary of scientific studies evaluated by the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration(NCD-RisC) and published in the medical journal The Lancet. The more than studies summarized there are from the years to In contrast to the NCD-RisC no long-term development is presented here, which is why the data in the above table are only composed of the studies of the latest 3 years.

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Average Human Height by Country (2020) - Height Comparison

Average Male and Female Height Worldwide

Poor nutrition and frequent illness in childhood limit the growth of human beings. Therefore, the standard of living and the average height of a population in any country is strongly correlated.

In order to decipher the history of living conditions, historians carefully study details about human height. This explains why there is a big difference in the average height between different regions.

This needs to be taken in the right context that average height is not the only parameter to be used as a barometer to measure well-being as mostly it depends on the genetic factor as well within a given population.

Average Male And Female Height Worldwide

There are various other environmental factors such as nutrition, urbanization, health, or climate which influence the overall development of children and adolescents.

The anticipated average height of a man should be cm (5 ft in) and for women, it is cm (5 ft in) as per growth reference standards of the World Health Organization (WHO).

However, the actual worldwide average height of a woman is cm (5 ft in) only whereas for men, it is cm (5 ft in) which is below expectations.

List of the Top 10 Average Heights of Men and Women by Region:

ContinentMenWomen
North America5 ft in ( cm)5 ft in ( cm)
South America5 ft in ( cm)5 ft in ( cm)
Central America5 ft in ( cm)5 ft in ( cm)
Africa5 ft in ( cm)5 ft in ( cm)
West, East, Central Asia5 ft in ( cm)5 ft in ( cm)
South, South-East Asia5 ft in ( cm)5 ft in ( cm)
Europe5 ft in ( cm)5 ft in ( cm)
Australia5 ft in ( cm)5 ft in ( cm)

 

If we compare all the continents in the world then Europe has the tallest men and women with an average height of cm for men and cm for women which is above WHO standards. This is followed by Australia.

People from South-Asian and South-East Asian regions were found to be the shortest with an average height of cm, cm for women and men respectively.

Human height has increased over two centuries

Going by the research done by the University of Tuebingen which took data from to on human height for men in different parts of the world, it has been concluded that human height has increased steadily over the past two centuries. This trend is more or less similar to general improvements noticed in health and nutrition during the same period.

Have the heights increased more for Men or Women around the world?

Across all regions, there was approximately a 5% relative increase in the average height of both men and women. Albeit there is a vast difference across countries.

In few countries, the change was different in men and women like in South Korea, the average height for women went up 14% compared to just 9% for men. In the Philippines, it was vice versa wherein male height increased by around 5% compared to just 1% for women.

World&#;s Top 10 Countries with Maximum Heights:

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covered[9][10][c]Methodology Year Source Afghanistan&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)18–69 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured[11]Albania&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)20–29 (N= m f:1,)%Measured–[12][13]Albania&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)18–41 (N= m() f(), SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (3+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[14]Algeria&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[15]ArgentinaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)N/A19–49%Measured–[16]Argentina&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)Healthy, 18 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (3&#;in))%Measured–[17]Armenia&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18–69 (N= m f:1,)%Measured[18]ArmeniaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:4,, SD= f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Australia&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)18+%Measured–[20]Austria&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)20–49%Measured[21]Azerbaijan&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)16+%Measured[22]Bahrain&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)19+ (N= m:1, f:1,, SD= m&#;cm (3+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (3&#;in))%Measured[23]Bahrain&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)18%Measured[24][25]Bangladesh&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)&#;cm (4&#;ft 11&#;in)25+ (N= m:4, f:4,)%Measured–[26]BangladeshN/A&#;cm (4&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:7,, SD= f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Belarus&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)18–69 (N= m:2, f:2,)%Measured–[27]Belgium&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)21 (N= m–49 f–49, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Self-reported[28]Belize&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)20+ (N= m f:1,)%Measured[29]Benin&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)18–69 (N= m:2, f:2,)%Measured[30]BeninN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Bhutan&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)18–69 (N= m f)%Measured[31]BoliviaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Bolivia&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)&#;cm (4&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)Aymara, 20–29N/AMeasureds[32]Bosnia and Herzegovina&#;cm (6&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)Students at UBL, 19–32(m), 19–26(f) (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[33]Botswana&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)15–69 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[34]Brazil&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18+ (N= m, f,)%Measured[35][36]Brazil – Urban&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)20–24 (N= m:6, f:6,)%Measured[35]Brazil – Rural&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)20–24 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured[35]Brunei&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)19+ (N= m f)%Measured–[37]Bulgaria&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)15+ (N= m/f:6,)%Self-reported[38][39]Burkina Faso&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)25–64 (N= m:2, f:2,)%Measured[40]Burkina FasoN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:7,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Cambodia&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)25–64 (N= m f)%Measured[41]CambodiaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:5,, SD= f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Cameroon – Urban&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)15+ (N= m:3, f:5,)%Measured[42]Canada&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)18–79%Measured–[43]Central African RepublicN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:1,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]ChadN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Chile&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)15+%Measured–[44]China&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)18–44N/AMeasured[45]China – Beijing&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)Urban students from Xicheng district, 17 (N= m, f) %Measured[46]China – Dalian, Liaoning&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in) Urban students, 17 (N= 56, for ages 6–17) % Measured [47]China – Wuhan, Hubei&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in) Urban students from Wuchang district, aged 17 to 18 (N= m:2, sd , f:2, sd) N/A Measured [48]China – Hangzhou, Zhejiang&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in) Hangzhou Gaokao students (average age ) from the entire prefecture (rural+urban) N= m, sd , f, sd N/A Measured [49]Colombia&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18–22 (N= m:1,, f:1,,)%Measured[50]ColombiaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]ComorosN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Congo, Democratic Republic of theN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (3&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Congo, Republic of theN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:3,, SD= f&#;cm (3&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Costa Rica – San José&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)20+ (N= m f)%Measured[29]Croatia&#;cm (5&#;ft 11&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)18 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured–[51]Cuba – Urban&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)15+%Measured[52]Czech Republic&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m f)%Measured–[53]Czech Republic&#;cm (5&#;ft 11&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)17%Measured[54]Denmark&#;cm (5&#;ft 11&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)Conscripts, 18–20 (N= m,)%Measured[55]Dinaric Alps&#;cm (6&#;ft 1&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)17 (N=m: f: )%Measured[56]Dominican Republic&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)25–49 (N= f:4,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[57]East Timor&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)18–69 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured[58]Ecuador&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)N/AN/AMeasured[59]El SalvadorN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)N/A25–49%Self-reported[19]El Salvador – San Salvador&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)20+ (N= m f:1,)%Measured[29]Egypt&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)20–24 (N= m f:1,)%Measured[60]EgyptN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Estonia&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)18+ (N= m/f,, SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured–[61]Eswatini&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)15–69 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured[62]EswatiniN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Ethiopia&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)15–69 (N= m:3, f:5,)%Measured[63]Fiji&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N: m:2, f:2,)%Measured[64]Finland&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in) 25–34 (N= m/f:2,)%Measured[65]Finland&#;cm (5&#;ft 11&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)−25[clarification needed] (N= m/f,)%Measured–[65][66]France&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)18–70 (N= m/f,)%Measured–[67][68]France&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)20+%Measured[7]Gabon&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N= m:1, f:1, , SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[69]The Gambia&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)25–64 (N= m:1, f:1,, SD= m&#;cm (4+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (4&#;in))%Measured[70]The Gambia – Rural&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)21–49 (N= m:9, f,, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2&#;in))N/AMeasured–[71]Georgia&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)18–69 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[72][73]Germany&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)18–79 (N= m/f,)%Measured[6]Germany&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)18–39%Measured[6]Germany&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)18+ (N= m, f,)%Self-reported[74]Ghana&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)25–29%Measured–[75]GhanaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Greece&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)18–49%Measured[21]Guatemala&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)&#;cm (4&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)15–59 (N= m:6,(15–59) f,(15–49))N/AMeasured–[76]GuineaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]HaitiN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Honduras – Tegucigalpa&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)20+ (N= m f:1,)%Measured[29]HondurasN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Hong Kong&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2&#;in) f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Measured[77]Hong Kong&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)University students, 19–20 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2&#;in))%[78]Measured[79]Hungary&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)AdultsN/AMeasureds[80]Hungary&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)N/AN/A18 (N= m:1,, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[81]Iceland&#;cm (5&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)20–49%Self-reported[21]India&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in) 20–49 (N= m, f,) % Measured [82]Indonesia&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)19 (N= ,; Jakarta: males = &#;cm, females = &#;cm)N/AMeasured[83]Iran&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)21+ (N= m/f,, SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (3&#;in))%Measured[84]Iran&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)20–25N/AMeasured[84]Iraq&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)18+ (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[85]Iraq – Baghdad&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)18–44 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2&#;in) f&#;cm (6+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured–[86]Ireland&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)20–49%Measured[21]Israel&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)18–21%Measured[87]Italy&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)18%Measured–[12][25][88]Italy – South&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in) 18–21 (N= m f) N/A Measured [89]Italy – North&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in) 18–21 (N= m f) N/A Measured [89]Italy&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)21 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[28]Ivory Coast&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)25–29 (SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Measured–[75]Ivory CoastN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:1,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Jamaica&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)25–74%Measured–[90]Japan&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in) 18–49 (N= m, f:8,) % Measured [91][92]Japan&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in) 17 (N = 1,, High School students)% Measured [93][94]Japan&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)20N/AMeasured[95]Japan&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)20–49%Measured[21]Jordan&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18–69 (N= m:2, f:3,)%Measured[96]JordanN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:4,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]KazakhstanN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:1,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Kenya&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)25–49 (N= f:4,, SD= f&#;cm (3&#;in))%Self-reported[19][97]Kiribati&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18–69 (N= f m)%Measured–[98]North Korea&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)Defectors, 20–39 (N= m/f:1,)%Measured[99]South Korea&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)25–29 (N= m, f,)N/AMeasured[]South Korea&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)20–22 (N= m f)N/AMeasured–[]Kosovo&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)Students, average age (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm, f&#;cm)N/AMeasured[][]Kosovo – Prishtina&#;cm (5&#;ft 11&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in) Students, 17–18 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm, f&#;cm) N/A Measured []Kuwait&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18–69 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured–[]KyrgyzstanN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Laos – Vientiane&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[]Latvia&#;cm (5&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)19%Measured[]Lebanon&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)18–69 (N= m f)%Measured–[]LesothoN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:1,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Liberia&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (m f)%Measured[]LiberiaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:4,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Lithuania&#;cm (5&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)18%Measured[]Lithuania – Urban&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)N/AN/AConscripts, 19–25 (N= m SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[][]Lithuania – Rural&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)N/AN/AConscripts, 19–25 (N= m SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[][]Madagascar – Antananarivo Province&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured[]MadagascarN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:5,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Malawi&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)25–64 (N= m:1, f:3,)%Measured[]Malawi – Urban&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)16–60 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (3+1&#;2&#;in))N/AMeasured[]Malaysia&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)25–64 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured[]Malaysia&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)Malay, 20–24 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%[]Measured[]Malaysia&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)Chinese, 20–24 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%[]Measured[]Malaysia&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)Indian, 20–24 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%[]Measured[]Malaysia&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)Other indigenous, 20–24 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%[]Measured[]Maldives&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)15–64 (N= m f:1,)%Measured[]Mali – Southern Mali&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)Rural adults (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2&#;in))N/AMeasured[]Malta&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)18+%Self-reported[]Marshall Islands&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (4&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N= m f)%Measured[]Mauritania&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)15–64 (N= m f)%Measured[]Mexico&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)20–65%Measured[]Micronesia, Federated States of&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m f)%Measured[]Moldova&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)18–69 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[]MoldovaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:4,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Mongolia&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N= m:2, f:3,)%Measured[]Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in) 17 (N= m:4,, f for ages 6 to 17) % Measured – []Montenegro&#;cm (6&#;ft 0&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)17–20 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[][]Morocco&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18+ (N= m f)%Measured[]MoroccoN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]MozambiqueN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:6,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Myanmar&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m f)%Measured[]NamibiaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:5,, SD= f&#;cm (3&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Nauru&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured[]Nepal&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (4&#;ft 11&#;in)15–69 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured–[]Nepal&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)&#;cm (4&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)25–49 (N= f:6,, SD= f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Netherlands&#;cm (6&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)21 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[]Netherlands&#;cm (5&#;ft 11&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)20+%Self-reported[9][36][]New Zealand&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)20–49%Measured[21]NicaraguaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49%Self-reported[19]Nicaragua – Managua&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;in)20+ (N= m:1, f)%Measured[29]Nigeria&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)18–74%Measured–[90]Nigeria&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)20–29 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Measured[]North Macedonia&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)18 (N= m f)%Measured[]Norway&#;cm (5&#;ft 11&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in) Conscripts, 18–44 (N= m, f,) % Measured []Norway&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)20–85 (N= m f)%Self-reported–[9][36][]Oman&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)18+ (N= m:3, f:2,)%Measured[][]Pakistan&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)18–69 (N= m/f)%Measured–[]Pakistan – Rabwah&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)19 (N= m f)N/AMeasured[]Papua New Guinea&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured–[]Peru&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (4&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)20+N/AMeasured[]Philippines&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 0&#;in)20–39%[]Measured[]Poland&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in) 44–69 (N= m f: ) % Measured []Poland&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)18 (N= m f:1,)%Measured[]Portugal&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)N/AN/A18 (N= m)%Measured[12][]Portugal&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)20–50%Self-reported[21]Portugal&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)21 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Self-reported[28]Qatar&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)18–64 (N= m:1, f:1,)%Measured[]Qatar&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)18%Measured[25][]Russia&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in) (N= m: f: ) % Measured []Russia&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)24%Measured[25][]Russia&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)18%[]Measured–[]Rwanda&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N= m:2, f:4,)%Measured–[]RwandaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:3,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Saint Kitts and Nevis&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= f m)%Measured–[]SamoaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)N/A18–28 (N= f SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[]Saudi Arabia&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N= m:2, f:2,)%Measured[]Saudi Arabia&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)18%Measured[25][]SenegalN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Senegal – Urban&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in) 20+ (N= (m f, SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in)) N/A Measured []Senegal – Rural&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in) &#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in) 20+ (N= (m f, SD= m&#;cm (3&#;in) f&#;cm (3+1&#;2&#;in)) N/A Measured []Serbia&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)20+ (N= m:6, f:6,)%Measured[]Serbia&#;cm (5&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)Students at UNS,18–30 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%[]Measured[]Sierra Leone&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)25–64 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[]Singapore&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)Chinese students at TP, 16–18[d] (N= m f, SD= m:6&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f:5&#;cm (2&#;in))%[][]Measured[]Singapore&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)N/AN/AChinese conscripts, average age SD , (N= ,, SD= &#;cm)N/AMeasured–[]Singapore&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in) N/A N/A Malay conscripts, average age SD , (N= 25,, SD= &#;cm) N/A Measured – []Singapore&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in) N/A N/A Indian conscripts, average age SD , (N= 11, , SD= &#;cm) N/A Measured – []Slovakia&#;cm (5&#;ft 10+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)18 (N= m f)%Measured[]Slovenia – Ljubljana&#;cm (5&#;ft 11&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)19%[]Measured[]Solomon Islands&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m f)%Measured[]South Africa&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)19 (N= m f)%Measured[]Sri Lanka&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (4&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)18+ (N= m:1, f:2,, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured–[]Sudan&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)18–69 (N= m:2, f:4,)%Measured[]Spain&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)N/AN/A18+ (N= m:1, [e][])%Measured–[][]SpainN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)N/A18–70 (N= f:8,[f][])%Measured–[36][][][]Spain&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)–24 (N= m:1, f:1,)N/AMeasured[]Spain&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)20–49%Self-reported[21]Sweden&#;cm (5&#;ft 11+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)20–29%Measured[]Sweden&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)20–74%Self-reported–[]Switzerland&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)N/AN/AConscripts, 19 (N= m,, Median= m&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in), SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured[]Switzerland&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)20–74%Self-reported–[]Taiwan&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)17 (N= m f)%Measured[][][]TanzaniaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:6,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Thailand&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)STOU students, 15–19 (N= m f:1,, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%[]Self-reported[]Togo&#;cm (5&#;ft 6+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)15–64 (N= m:2, f:2,)%Measured[]Tonga&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m f:1,)%Measured[]Trinidad and Tobago&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)15–64 (N= m f)%Measured[]Tunisia&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)20–85 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Measured–[]Turkey&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)15+ (N= m:2, f:3,)%Measured[]Turkey&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)20–22 (N= m f)%Measured[12][25][]Turkey – Ankara&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)18–59 (N= m f, SD= m&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in) f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%[]Measured–[]TurkeyN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Turkmenistan&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)18–69 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[]Uganda&#;cm (5&#;ft 5+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)18–69 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[]UgandaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:1,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Ukraine&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)18+%Measured[]United Arab Emirates&#;cm (5&#;ft 8+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)N/AN/AN/AN/A[]United Kingdom – England&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)16+ (N= m:3, f:3,)%[]Measured[5]United Kingdom – Scotland&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)16+ (N= m:2, f:3,})%[]Measured[]United Kingdom – Wales&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4&#;in)16+%[]Self-reported[]United States&#;cm (5&#;ft 9&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 3+1&#;2&#;in)All Americans, 20+ (N= m:5, f:5,)%Measured–[]United States – Non-Hispanic Whites&#;cm (5&#;ft 10&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 5&#;in)Non-Hispanic white, 20–39 (N= m f)%[]Measured–[]United States – African Americans&#;cm (5&#;ft 9+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 4+1&#;2&#;in)Non-Hispanic black, 20–39 (N= m f)%[]Measured–[]United States – Asian Americans&#;cm (5&#;ft 8&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)Non-Hispanic Asian, 20–39 (N= m f)%[]Measured–[]United States – Hispanic and Latino Americans&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)Hispanic, 20–39 (N= m f)%[]Measured–[]United States – Mexican Americans&#;cm (5&#;ft 7+1&#;2&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)Mexican American, 20–39 (N= m f)%[]Measured–[]Uruguay&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)Adults (N= m:2, f:2,)N/AMeasured[]Uzbekistan&#;cm (5&#;ft 7&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2&#;in)18–64 (N= m:1, f:2,)%Measured[]UzbekistanN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:2,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]Vanuatu&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)25–64 (N= m:2, f:2,)%Measured–[]Vietnam&#;cm (5&#;ft 6&#;in)&#;cm (5&#;ft 1+1&#;2&#;in)18 (around 22, families across 25 cities and provinces)N/AMeasured–[]ZambiaN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 2+1&#;2&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:4,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]ZimbabweN/A&#;cm (5&#;ft 3&#;in)N/A25–49 (N= f:4,, SD= f&#;cm (2+1&#;2&#;in))%Self-reported[19]
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Average Human Height by Country (2021) - Height Comparison Worldwide 3D

How tall is the average man?

The average height for both males and females has substantially increased over the past century, but it varies depending on location and several other factors.

Much of this is due to improved nutrition. Health factors at an individual and population level have had also had an effect.

On average, a male will be taller than their great-grandfather. However, how much taller will vary significantly by region, nutritional status, and other factors.

In this article, learn about the average height of males worldwide, which factors contribute, and medical conditions that affect height.

Average height for males by region

In , the average male in the United States measured (5 feet 9 inches). Around a century ago, the average height in the U.S. was 67 inches (5′ 7″).

Although this marks a growth of more than 2 inches, the rate at which people in the U.S. are growing has slowed compared with other nations.

In , U.S. males were the third tallest in the world. Since then, they have moved to 37th place for average height.

This is not because males in the U.S. are shrinking. Other nations are growing at a faster rate while the U.S. increases in average height.

Every 20 years, U.S. adults gained about 2 inches on their parents. However, today’s children will average the same height as their parents. This is mainly due to better health and nutrition.

Over the past few decades, U.S. children have faced fewer growth-stunting nutritional problems or health issues, so they have grown taller. However, because this improvement in health has persisted for the past 20 years or so, children are no longer growing taller than their parents.

A study in the journal eLife reports that nations that have experienced more significant improvements in health and nutrition have a taller average height.

People from East Asia have seen significant height gains over the past century. Iranian males have grown more than those of any other nation, with height increases averaging 6 inches during this time.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, poor nutrition has stunted growth, reversing height gains over the past two decades.

Males born in the Netherlands are the tallest worldwide, with heights averaging just under 72 inches (6′ 0″). Those from Eastern Europe also rank near the top of the list.

Indonesia has an average height of inches (5′ 2″), the lowest in the world. Malawi is a close second, with an average height of 63 inches (5′ 3″). Yemen, Laos, and Madagascar also have some of the shortest males worldwide.

In the United Kingdom and Australia, the average male is around 70 inches tall (5′ 10″). In France, the average male measures inches (5′ 9″).

In most cases, female height tracks male height, such that nations with taller males also have taller females.

Factors that influence height

Height is around 80% heritable. This means that 80% of height differences between people occur due to genetic factors. Genetics may have a stronger influence on the height differences between individuals living in environments that offer quality nutrition and little exposure to disease.

In more challenging conditions, however, factors such as diet and exposure to disease can significantly affect height.

Other factors that may affect height include:

Birth weight: Birth weight is the result of many factors, including genetics and nutrition in the womb. It is also a significant predictor of height.

Premature birth: Premature babies tend to have a lower birth weight, and prematurity is also an independent factor that can affect height. Therefore, premature babies may grow into shorter adults.

Hormones: Hormones affect growth throughout life, especially during puberty. Hormonal imbalances can make people unusually tall or short.

Nutrition: Nutrition is an important factor in growth. People who have poor nutrition may not grow as tall, especially those who do not get enough calcium, vitamin D, or other key vitamins and minerals.

Geographic location: There is a significant relationship between geographic location and ethnicity, which can contribute to height. Beyond this factor, location affects exposure to natural sunlight, which is a source of vitamin D. Location can also impact a person’s access to healthful food, poverty levels, and overall health.

Stunted growth: Factors that stunt growth can cause people to grow less tall than they otherwise would. These factors may include eating disorders, severe illnesses, and exposure to some medications.

How does height vary for females around the world? Find out more.

Medical conditions that cause extremes in height

Several health conditions can affect height, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and cancer. A handful of other conditions can also cause extremes in height, such as:

Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a medical condition that causes unusually short arms and legs. It is also the leading cause of dwarfism.

People with achondroplasia are an average of 48 inches tall (4′ 0″).

Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasias

Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasias (SED) causes a person to develop a shorter-than-average trunk.

It is also a genetic condition, but many people do not receive a diagnosis until middle childhood.

Diastrophic dysplasia

Diastrophic dysplasia is a rare genetic form of dwarfism that shortens a person’s calves and forearms.

Dwarfs may experience a variety of health issues. SED, for example, can cause severe osteoarthritis.

Pituitary tumors

Children with an adenoma, or a tumor of the pituitary gland, may secrete too much growth hormone. This causes them to grow much taller than they otherwise would.

Gigantism is almost always the result of a pituitary tumor, though some rare medical conditions can also cause excessive growth. These include:

  • Carney complex
  • neurofibromatosis
  • McCune-Albright syndrome
  • multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1

People who are extremely tall are also at risk of several health issues. Their excessive size can strain the metabolic system and cause cardiovascular problems, including an enlarged heart.

What is the link between height and weight?

There is a strong link between height and weight in terms of health. Working toward a healthy body mass index (BMI) involves weight increasing with height in a proportional way.

This means that two people with the same body weight could have obesity or underweight if they had significantly different heights.

A healthy BMI ranges from . A BMI between 25 and indicates overweight, while a BMI above 30 suggests obesity. A BMI below is a sign of underweight.

Although BMI is not an exact science and cannot give a fully accurate picture of health status, it does suggest that height and weight relate to each other.

For an average male in the U.S. (69 inches tall), a healthy weight would be (around 58–77 kilograms).

People with overweight or obesity may be vulnerable to a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

A person can calculate their BMI here.

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Average Male and Female Height worldwide in !

Nowadays, the average male and female height worldwide in is a constant concern for global health officials. Such a study shows that the height of children impacts their whole life. In , the average height between boys and girls was determined to be 3 centimeters (cm) apart. Boys were found to be taller than girls by 1 cm compared to other regions of the world.

According to the official reports of the Population Reference Bureau, the average male and female height worldwide in is expected to be cm (SD 6 cm) and cm (SD 6 cm). The 50th Percentile Height in the US for males will be cm while cm for females. The 50th Percentile Height in the UK will be cm for males and cm for females.

Moreover, Height is one of the most important factors that people use to judge others. It can also be one of the things that people take for granted more often than not, simply because we’re unaware of its significance or background. So, what is the average height by country in , you ask? 

So, let’s talk about the year The topic is very simple. Nationwide, an average male measures cm (5 ft 8″) tall, while an average female is up to cm (5 ft 2″) tall.”

Now, Let’s round up the top ten countries with the tallest heights of Men!

S.noCountryHeight (m)
Netherlands
9.Montenegro
8.Estonia
7.Denmark
6.Bosnia and Herzegovina
5.Iceland
4.Czechia:
3.Slovenia:
2.Slovakia:
1.Croatia:

Let’s round up the top ten countries with the shortest heights of Men!

S.noCountryHeight (m)
Marshall Islands m
9.Philippines m
8.Rwanda m
7.Bangladesh m
6.Liberia m
5.Nepal m
4.Guatemala m
3.Yemen m
2.Laos m
1.Timor-Lese m

Let’s round up the top ten countries with the tallest heights of Women!

S.noCountryHeight (m)
Netherlands m
9.Montenegro m
8.Denmark m
7.Iceland m
6.Estonia m
5.Serbia m
4.Latvia m
3.Czechia m
2.Slovenia m
1.

Let’s round up the top ten countries with the shortest heights of Women!

S.noCountryHeight (m)
Maldives m
9.Indonesia m
8.Yemen m
7.Philippines m
6.Laos m
5.Madagascar m
4.Bangladesh m
3.Nepal m
2.Timor-Leste m
1.Guatemala m

Statistical Data Of Average Male & Female Height By Country:

So, this is all about the Top Ten ranked countries with the tallest and shortest height of men and women in each. Now let’s round up to a complete statistical data of average human height sorted by countries.

Country Average Male Height (cm)Average Female Height (cm)Average Male Height (ft)Average Female Height (ft)
Albania5 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Argentina5 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Armenia5 ft 2 in
Australia5 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Austria5 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in
Azerbaijan5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in
Bahrain5 ft 5 in5 ft 1⁄2 in
Bangladesh4 ft 11 1⁄2 in
Belgium5 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in
Benin5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Bolivia5 ft 0 in
Bosnia And Herzegovina5 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in
Brazil5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Bulgaria5 ft 9 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in
Burkina Faso5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Cambodia5 ft 0 in
Cameroon5 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Canada5 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in
Central African Republic5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Chad5 ft 4 in
Chile5 ft 7 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in
China5 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in
Colombia5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Comoros5 ft 1 in
Croatia5 ft 11 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in
Cuba5 ft 6 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in
Czech Republic5 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in
Denmark5 ft 11 in
Dominican Republic5 ft 8 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Dr Congo5 ft 2 in
Egypt5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
El Salvador5 ft 3 in
Estonia5 ft 10 1⁄2 in
Eswatini5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Ethiopia5 ft 2 in
Finland5 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in
France5 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in
Gabon5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Gambia5 ft 6 in5 ft 2 in
Germany5 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in
Ghana5 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Greece5 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in
Guatemala4 ft 10 in
Guinea5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Haiti5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Honduras5 ft 0 in
Hong Kong5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Hungary5 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in
Iceland5 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in
India5 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in
Indonesia5 ft 2 in4 ft 10 in
Iran5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in
Iraq5 ft 5 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in
Ireland5 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in
Israel5 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in
Italy5 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in
Ivory Coast5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Jamaica5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Japan5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in
Jordan5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Kazakhstan5 ft 3 in
Kenya5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Kyrgyzstan5 ft 2 in
Lesotho5 ft 2 in
Liberia5 ft 2 in
Lithuania5 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in
Madagascar5 ft 1⁄2 in
Malawi5 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in
Malaysia5 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in
Mali5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in
Malta5 ft 7 in5 ft 3 in
Mexico5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Moldova5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Mongolia5 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in
Montenegro6 ft 0 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in
Morocco5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Mozambique5 ft 1 1⁄2 in
Namibia5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Nepal5 ft 4 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in
Netherlands5 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in
New Zealand5 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in
Nicaragua5 ft 1⁄2 in
Nigeria5 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in
North Korea5 ft 5 in5 ft 1 in
Norway5 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in
Peru5 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in
Philippines5 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in
Poland5 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in
Portugal5 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in
Qatar5 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Republic Of The Congo5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Romania5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in
Russia5 ft 10 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in
Rwanda5 ft 2 in
Samoa5 ft 5 1⁄2 in
Saudi Arabia5 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in
Senegal5 ft 4 in
Serbia5 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in
Singapore5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in
Slovakia5 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in
Slovenia5 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in
South Africa5 ft 6 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
South Korea5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in
Spain5 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in
Sri Lanka5 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in
Sweden5 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in
Switzerland5 ft 10 in
Taiwan5 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in
Tanzania5 ft 1 1⁄2 in
Thailand5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Togo5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Tonga5 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in
Turkey5 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Uganda5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
United Arab Emirates5 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in
United Kingdom5 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
United States5 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in
Uruguay5 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in
Uzbekistan5 ft 3 in
Vietnam5 ft 4 in5 ft 0 in
Zambia5 ft 2 1⁄2 in
Zimbabwe5 ft 3 in

Conclusion!

So, this is all about the average male and female height worldwide in It comes as no surprise that, on average, women are shorter than men. You already knew that. At most, 2 inches can be added to the average female height worldwide in Many adults, children, and teens feel anxiety about their height. You can see the average height by country in above. However, if you are short, you can add a few inches to your height with the right shoes. And if all else fails, you can wear heels that are just up half an inch for the night!

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