Specialists included in the NCD Risk Factor collaboration, conducted a study which aimed to find out what the average height of people from different countries and how it has changed over the century since 1914. As it turned out, the tallest men live in Holland, and the most stalwart women in Latvia.
The study confirmed a fact that was previously considered generally known to the average height of people over time is very much increased. At the highest level is evident in women of South Korea — if their growth reached an average 142,2 cm in 1914, but 2014 resident of that country grew more than 20 centimeters, and now their average height is 162,3 cm. Among men the highest rate of increase of average height observed the Iranians over 100 years, this figure rose from to 173,6 was 157.1 cm.
It should be noted that the table indicating the average height of people in 1914, very few resemble the table for 2014, as almost every country represented a very much changed its position. The only one you can see in the “top 10” in both tables, were Danish women with the tenth place they climbed to seventh — and Danish men, who “grew up” with ninth place to fourth
In addition to the Netherlands, Latvia and Denmark, the highest average growth of residents were different countries such as Belgium, Estonia, Czech Republic, Serbia and Slovakia. Most statured women live in Guatemala, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Nepal, and the low men in East Timor, Yemen, Laos and Madagascar.
The Russian woman was on the 23rd place in the table — their average height was 165.3 cm (1914 — 153.6 cm). Men of Russia were in the 42nd line, the average height is equal to 176,5 cm compared to 167 centimeters in the last century.Related posts: