Average human height by country

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Below are average adult human heights by country or geographical region. The original studies and sources should be consulted for details on methodology and the exact populations measured, surveyed, or considered.

Estimated average height of 19 year old men in 2019 (NCD RisC)
Estimated average height of 19 year old women in 2019 (NCD RisC)

AccuracyEdit

As with any statistical data, the accuracy of such data may be questionable for various reasons:

  • Some studies may allow subjects to self-report values.[1] Generally speaking, self-reported height tends to be taller than its measured height, although the overestimation of height depends on the reporting subject's height, age, gender and region.[2][3][4][5]
  • Test subjects may have been invited instead of chosen at random, resulting in sampling bias.
  • Some countries may have significant height gaps between different regions. For instance, one survey shows there is 10.8 cm (4+12 in) gap between the tallest state and the shortest state in Germany.[6] Under such circumstances, the mean height may not represent the total population unless sample subjects are appropriately taken from all regions with using weighted average of the different regional groups.
  • Different social groups can show different mean height. According to a study in France, executives and professionals are 2.6 cm (1 in) taller, and university students are 2.55 cm (1 in) taller[a] than the national average.[7] As this case shows, data taken from a particular social group may not represent a total population in some countries.
  • A relatively small sample of the population may have been measured, which makes it uncertain whether this sample accurately represents the entire population.
  • The height of a person can vary over the course of a day, due to factors such as a height decrease from exercise done directly before measurement (i.e. inversely correlated), or a height increase since lying down for a significant period of time (i.e. positively correlated). For example, one study revealed a mean decrease of 1.54 centimetres (0.61 in) in the heights of 100 children from getting out of bed in the morning to between 4 and 5 p.m. that same day.[8] Such factors may not have been controlled in some of the studies.

Surveys and studiesEdit

  Data is representative of the majority of the country or region's adult population.[b]

Note: Letters in grey indicate non-measured height.

Country / Region Average male height Average female height Stature ratio
(male to female)
Sample population /
age range
Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][c]
Methodology Year Source
Afghanistan 168.2 cm (5 ft 6 in) 155.3 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.08 18–69 (N= m:1,979 f:1,687) 97.2% Measured 2018 [11]
Albania 174 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161.8 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 20–29 (N= m:649 f:1,806) 23.5% Measured 2008–2009 [12][13]
Albania 176.6 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 166.8 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.06 18–41 (N= m:266(18-41) f:179(18-36), SD= m:7.36 cm (3 in) f:9.41 cm (3+12 in)) 52.7% Measured 2020 [14]
Algeria 169.7 cm (5 ft 7 in) 158.5 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.07 25–64 (N= m:1,626 f:2,491) 68.1% Measured 2005 [15]
Argentina N/A 159.6 cm (5 ft 3 in) N/A 19–49 60.4% Measured 2004–2005 [16]
Argentina 174.5 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 Healthy, 18 (N= m:90 f:97, SD= m:7.43 cm (3 in) f:6.99 cm (3 in)) 2.9% Measured 1998–2001 [17]
Armenia 171.5 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 159.2 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 18–69 (N= m:605 f:1,449) 90.5% Measured 2016 [18]
Armenia N/A 158.1 cm (5 ft 2 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:4,218, SD= f:5.7 cm (2 in)) 48.6% Self-reported 2005 [19]
Australia 175.6 cm (5 ft 9 in) 161.8 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.09 18+ 100.0% Measured 2011–2012 [20]
Austria 179 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 166 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.08 20–49 54.3% Measured 2006 [21]
Azerbaijan 171.8 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 165.4 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.04 16+ 100.0% Measured 2005 [22]
Bahrain 165.1 cm (5 ft 5 in) 154.2 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.07 19+ (N= m:1,120 f:1,181, SD= m:9.0 cm (3+12 in) f:7.8 cm (3 in)) 97.7% Measured 2002 [23]
Bahrain 171 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 156.6 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.09 18 1.9% Measured 2009 [24][25]
Bangladesh 162.1 cm (5 ft 4 in) 150.3 cm (4 ft 11 in) 1.08 25+ (N= m:4,312 f:4,963) 77.9% Measured 2009–2010 [26]
Bangladesh N/A 150.6 cm (4 ft 11+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:7,368, SD= f:5.5 cm (2 in)) 56.2% Self-reported 2007 [19]
Belarus 175.9 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 164.5 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.07 18–69 (N= m:2,089 f:2,921) 87.9% Measured 2016–2017 [27]
Belgium 178.6 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 168.1 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.06 21 (N= m:20–49 f:20–49, SD= m:6.6 cm (2+12 in) f:5.3 cm (2 in)) 1.7% Self-reported 2001 [28]
Belize 166.3 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 154.5 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.08 20+ (N= m:999 f:1,440) 92.5% Measured 2010 [29]
Benin 167.6 cm (5 ft 6 in) 160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.05 18–69 (N= m:2,304 f:2,543) 97.1% Measured 2015 [30]
Benin N/A 159.3 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:11,015, SD= f:6.5 cm (2+12 in)) 53.5% Self-reported 2006 [19]
Bhutan 163.9 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 153.2 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.07 18–69 (N= m:1071 f:1678) 94.5% Measured 2014 [31]
Bolivia N/A 151.8 cm (5 ft 0 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:10,302, SD= f:5.9 cm (2+12 in)) 52.6% Self-reported 2003 [19]
Bolivia 162 cm (5 ft 4 in) 149 cm (4 ft 10+12 in) 1.09 Aymara, 20–29 N/A Measured 1970s [32]
Bosnia and Herzegovina 183.9 cm (6 ft 12 in) 171.8 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 1.07 Students at UBL, 19–32(m), 19–26(f) (N= m:178 f:34, SD= m:7.11 cm (3 in) f:6.56 cm (2+12 in)) 0.4% Measured 2014 [33]
Botswana 170.9 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 160.9 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.06 15–69 (N= m:1,299 f:2,611) 94.5% Measured 2014 [34]
Brazil 170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in) 158.8 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.07 18+ (N= m:62,037 f:65,696) 100.0% Measured 2009 [35][36]
BrazilUrban 173.5 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161.6 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.07 20–24 (N= m:6,360 f:6,305) 10.9% Measured 2009 [35]
BrazilRural 170.9 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 158.9 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 20–24 (N= m:1,939 f:1,633) 2.1% Measured 2009 [35]
Brunei 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 152 cm (5 ft 0 in) 1.09 19+ (N= m:696 f:828) 97.7% Measured 2010–2011 [37]
Bulgaria 175.2 cm (5 ft 9 in) 163.2 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.07 15+ (N= m/f:6,410) 100.0% Self-reported 2008 [38][39]
Burkina Faso 170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in) 162.3 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.05 25–64 (N= m:2,224 f:2,252) 65.3% Measured 2013 [40]
Burkina Faso N/A 161.6 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:7,337, SD= f:6.2 cm (2+12 in)) 55.5% Self-reported 2003 [19]
Cambodia 161.7 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 151.9 cm (5 ft 0 in) 1.06 25–64 (N= m:1881 f:3430) 67.0% Measured 2010 [41]
Cambodia N/A 152.4 cm (5 ft 0 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:5,081, SD= f:5.4 cm (2 in)) 52.2% Self-reported 2005 [19]
CameroonUrban 170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in) 161.3 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.06 15+ (N= m:3,746 f:5,078) 100.0% Measured 2003 [42]
Canada 175.1 cm (5 ft 9 in) 162.3 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.08 18–79 94.7% Measured 2007–2009 [43]
Central African Republic N/A 158.9 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:1,408, SD= f:6.6 cm (2+12 in)) 50.0% Self-reported 1994 [19]
Chad N/A 162.6 cm (5 ft 4 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,393, SD= f:6.4 cm (2+12 in)) 51.9% Self-reported 2004 [19]
Chile 169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in) 156.1 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.09 15+ 100.0% Measured 2009–2010 [44]
China 169.7 cm (5 ft 7 in) 158 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.08 18–44 N/A Measured 2020 [45]
ChinaBeijing 176.9 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 164.7 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.07 Urban students from Xicheng district, 17 (N= m:573, f:705) 0.0% Measured 2013 [46]
ChinaDalian, Liaoning 176.6 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 164.3 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.07 Urban students, 17 (N= 56,000 for ages 6–17) 0.0% Measured 2018 [47]
ChinaWuhan, Hubei 174.5 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 162.2 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.08 Urban students from Wuchang district, aged 17 to 18 (N= m:2,979 sd 5.86, f:2,186 sd:5.39) N/A Measured 2017 [48]
ChinaHangzhou, Zhejiang 173.4 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 Hangzhou Gaokao students (average age 17.71) from the entire prefecture (rural+urban) N= m:23,507 sd 6.04, f:24,860 sd:6.04 N/A Measured 2019 [49]
Colombia 170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in) 158.7 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.07 18–22 (N= m:1,528,875 f:1,468,110) 14.1% Measured 2002 [50]
Colombia N/A 155 cm (5 ft 1 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:22,947, SD= f:6.2 cm (2+12 in)) 55.8% Self-reported 2004 [19]
Comoros N/A 154.8 cm (5 ft 1 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:644, SD= f:5.8 cm (2+12 in)) 49.8% Self-reported 1996 [19]
Congo, Democratic Republic of the N/A 157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,727, SD= f:8.0 cm (3 in)) 52.7% Self-reported 2005 [19]
Congo, Republic of the N/A 159 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:3,922, SD= f:8.1 cm (3 in)) 55.7% Self-reported 2007 [19]
Costa RicaSan José 169.4 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 155.9 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.09 20+ (N= m:523 f:904) 94.6% Measured 2010 [29]
Croatia 180.4 cm (5 ft 11 in) 166.5 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.08 18 (N= m:358 f:360, SD= m:6.8 cm (2+12 in) f:6.1 cm (2+12 in)) 1.6% Measured 2006–2008 [51]
CubaUrban 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 156 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.08 15+ 100.0% Measured 1999 [52]
Czech Republic 177.7 cm (5 ft 10 in) 164.4 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.08 25–64 (N= m:788 f:896) 68.5% Measured 2016–2017 [53]
Czech Republic 180.3 cm (5 ft 11 in) 167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.08 17 0.0% Measured 2001 [54]
Denmark 180.4 cm (5 ft 11 in) 167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.08 Conscripts, 18–20 (N= m:38,025) 5.3% Measured 2012 [55]
Dinaric Alps 185.6 cm (6 ft 1 in) 171.8 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 1.08 17 (N=m: 2705 f: 2842) 0.0% Measured 2005 [56]
Dominican Republic 172.7 cm (5 ft 8 in) 159 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.09 25–49 (N= f:4,763, SD= f:6.3 cm (2+12 in)) 54.8% Self-reported 2014 [57]
East Timor 158.7 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 152.9 cm (5 ft 0 in) 1.04 18–69 (N= m:1,083 f:1,526) 95.9% Measured 2014 [58]
Ecuador 167.1 cm (5 ft 6 in) 154.2 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.08 N/A N/A Measured 2014 [59]
El Salvador N/A 160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in) N/A 25–49 50.9% Self-reported 2007 [19]
El SalvadorSan Salvador 168.1 cm (5 ft 6 in) 155.9 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.08 20+ (N= m:625 f:1,245) 93.0% Measured 2010 [29]
Egypt 170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in) 158.9 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.07 20–24 (N= m:845 f:1,059) 16.6% Measured 2008 [60]
Egypt N/A 159.5 cm (5 ft 3 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:13,813, SD= f:6.0 cm (2+12 in)) 53.2% Self-reported 2008 [19]
Estonia 178.6 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 164.8 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.08 18+ (N= m/f:50,916, SD= m:7.1 cm (3 in) f:6.4 cm (2+12 in)) 100.0% Measured 2003–2010 [61]
Eswatini 168.4 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 158.9 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.06 15–69 (N= m:1,107 f:1,993) 96.2% Measured 2014 [62]
Eswatini N/A 159.1 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,612, SD= f:6.3 cm (2+12 in)) 51.0% Self-reported 2006 [19]
Ethiopia 167.6 cm (5 ft 6 in) 158.1 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.06 15–69 (N= m:3,917 f:5,757) 96.6% Measured 2015 [63]
Fiji 173.4 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161.2 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 15–64 (N: m:2,685 f:2,859) 93.9% Measured 2002 [64]
Finland 178.9 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 165.3 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.08 25–34 (N= m/f:2,305) 19.0% Measured 1994 [65]
Finland 180.7 cm (5 ft 11 in) 167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.08 −25[clarification needed] (N= m/f:26,636) 9.2% Measured 2010–2011 [65][66]
France 175.6 cm (5 ft 9 in) 162.5 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.08 18–70 (N= m/f:11,562) 85.9% Measured 2003–2004 [67][68]
France 174.1 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161.9 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 20+ 96.6% Measured 2001 [7]
Gabon 171 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 160.9 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.06 15–64 (N= m:1,054 f:1,634 , SD= m:7.2 cm (3 in) f:6.7 cm (2+12 in)) 91.9% Measured 2009 [69]
The Gambia 167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in) 160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.04 25–64 (N= m:1,633 f:1,940, SD= m:11.7 cm (4+12 in) f:9.8 cm (4 in)) 66.8% Measured 2011 [70]
The GambiaRural 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 157.8 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.06 21–49 (N= m:9,559 f:13,160, SD= m:6.7 cm (2+12 in) f:5.6 cm (2 in)) N/A Measured 1950–1974 [71]
Georgia 173.8 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161.2 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 18–69 (N= m:1,271 f:2,933) 85.6% Measured 2016 [72][73]
Germany 175.4 cm (5 ft 9 in) 162.8 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.08 18–79 (N= m/f:19,768) 94.3% Measured 2007 [6]
Germany 178.9 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 166.1 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.08 18–39 29.2% Measured 2007 [6]
Germany 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.08 18+ (N= m:25,112 f:25,560) 100.0% Self-reported 2009 [74]
Ghana 169.5 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 158.5 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.07 25–29 14.7% Measured 1987–1989 [75]
Ghana N/A 159.3 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,958, SD= f:6.7 cm (2+12 in)) 54.4% Self-reported 2008 [19]
Greece 177 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.07 18–49 56.3% Measured 2003 [21]
Guatemala 160.1 cm (5 ft 3 in) 148.1 cm (4 ft 10+12 in) 1.08 15–59 (N= m:6,624(15–59) f:15,211(15–49)) N/A Measured 2008–2009 [76]
Guinea N/A 158.8 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,563, SD= f:6.3 cm (2+12 in)) 52.9% Self-reported 2005 [19]
Haiti N/A 158.6 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,932, SD= f:6.5 cm (2+12 in)) 52.8% Self-reported 2005 [19]
HondurasTegucigalpa 167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in) 153.9 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.09 20+ (N= m:644 f:1,052) 92.6% Measured 2010 [29]
Honduras N/A 152 cm (5 ft 0 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:11,219, SD= f:6.4 cm (2+12 in)) 53.3% Self-reported 2005 [19]
Hong Kong 171.7 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 158.7 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 18 (N= m:468 f:453, SD= m:5.5 cm (2 in) f:5.7 cm (2 in)) 1.4% Measured 2006 [77]
Hong Kong 173.4 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 160.1 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.08 University students, 19–20 (N= m:291 f:200, SD= m:6.1 cm (2+12 in) f:5.2 cm (2 in)) 0.6%[78] Measured 2005 [79]
Hungary 176 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 164 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.07 Adults N/A Measured 2000s [80]
Hungary 177.3 cm (5 ft 10 in) N/A N/A 18 (N= m:1,080, SD= m:5.99 cm (2+12 in)) 1.7% Measured 2005 [81]
Iceland 181 cm (5 ft 11+12 in) 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.08 20–49 43.6% Self-reported 2007 [21]
India 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 152 cm (5 ft 0 in) 1.09 20–49 (N= m:69,245 f:118,796) 44.3% Measured 2011 [82]
Indonesia 162.8 cm (5 ft 4 in) 153.1 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.06 19 (N= 300,000; Jakarta: males = 165.1 cm, females = 155.6 cm) N/A Measured 2018 [83]
Iran 170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in) 157.2 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.08 21+ (N= m/f:89,532, SD= m:8.05 cm (3 in) f:7.22 cm (3 in)) 88.1% Measured 2005 [84]
Iran 173.4 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.09 20–25 N/A Measured 2005 [84]
Iraq 171.3 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 157.5 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.09 18+ (N= m:1,596 f:2,318) 100.0% Measured 2015 [85]
IraqBaghdad 165.4 cm (5 ft 5 in) 155.8 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.06 18–44 (N= m:700 f:800, SD= m:5.6 cm (2 in) f:16.0 cm (6+12 in)) 76.3% Measured 1999–2000 [86]
Ireland 177 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.09 20–49 61.8% Measured 2007 [21]
Israel 177 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 166 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.07 18–21 9.7% Measured 2010 [87]
Italy 176.5 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 162.5 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.09 18 1.4% Measured 1999–2004 [12][25][88]
Italy (South) 177.4 cm (5 ft 10 in) 164 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.08 18–21 (N= m:479 f:412) N/A Measured 2019 [89]
Italy (North) 179.4 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.09 18–21 (N= m:825 f:601) N/A Measured 2019 [89]
Italy 177.2 cm (5 ft 10 in) 167.8 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.06 21 (N= m:106 f:92, SD= m:6.0 cm (2+12 in) f:6.1 cm (2+12 in)) 1.4% Self-reported 2001 [28]
Ivory Coast 170.1 cm (5 ft 7 in) 159.1 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.07 25–29 (SD= m:6.7 cm (2+12 in) f:5.67 cm (2 in)) 14.6% Measured 1985–1987 [75]
Ivory Coast N/A 159.8 cm (5 ft 3 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:1,600, SD= f:6.2 cm (2+12 in)) 53.4% Self-reported 1998 [19]
Jamaica 171.8 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 160.8 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.07 25–74 71.4% Measured 1994–1996 [90]
Japan 171.8 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 158.6 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 18–49 (N= m:10,131 f:8,984) 60.7% Measured 2018 [91][92]
Japan 170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in) 157.8 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.08 17 (N = 1,108,891 High School students) 0.0% Measured 2018 [93][94]
Japan 173.3 cm (5 ft 8 in) 156.5 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.11 20 N/A Measured 2007 [95]
Japan 172 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 158 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.09 20–49 47.2% Measured 2005 [21]
Jordan 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) 159 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.09 18–69 (N= m:2,203 f:3,510) 96.3% Measured 2019 [96]
Jordan N/A 158.2 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:4,484, SD= f:6.6 cm (2+12 in)) 55.6% Self-reported 2007 [19]
Kazakhstan N/A 159.8 cm (5 ft 3 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:1,600, SD= f:6.3 cm (2+12 in)) 53.7% Self-reported 1999 [19]
Kenya 169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in) 158.2 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.07 25–49 (N= f:4,856, SD= f:7.3 cm (3 in)) 52.5% Self-reported 2016 [19][97]
Kiribati 170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in) 158.4 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 18–69 (N= f:566 m:698) 96.2% Measured 2015–2016 [98]
North Korea 165.6 cm (5 ft 5 in) 154.9 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.07 Defectors, 20–39 (N= m/f:1,075) 46.4% Measured 2005 [99]
South Korea 175.1 cm (5 ft 9 in) 163.3 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.07 25–29 (N= m:32,441 f:21,241) N/A Measured 2019 [100]
South Korea 174.3 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 20–22 (N= m:172 f:266) N/A Measured 2010–2012 [101]
Kosovo 179.5 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 165.7 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.08 Students, average age 18.25 (N= m:830 f:793, SD= m:7.02 cm, f:4.93 cm) N/A Measured 2017 [102][103]
KosovoPrishtina 180.6 cm (5 ft 11 in) 166.8 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.08 Students, 17–18 (N= m:100 f:93, SD= m:5.88 cm, f:4.72 cm) N/A Measured 2017 [103]
Kuwait 172 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 158.6 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 18–69 (N= m:1,385 f:2,232) 98.3% Measured 2013–2014 [104]
Kyrgyzstan N/A 158 cm (5 ft 2 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,424, SD= f:5.8 cm (2+12 in)) 55.4% Self-reported 1997 [19]
LaosVientiane 162.2 cm (5 ft 4 in) 153.4 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.06 25–64 (N= m:1,635 f:2,430) 67.6% Measured 2008 [105]
Latvia 181.2 cm (5 ft 11+12 in) 168.8 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 1.07 19 1.1% Measured 2019 [106]
Lebanon 174.1 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 162.4 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.07 18–69 (N= m:736 f:992) 93.3% Measured 2016–2017 [107]
Lesotho N/A 157.6 cm (5 ft 2 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:1,879, SD= f:6.7 cm (2+12 in)) 49.8% Self-reported 2004 [19]
Liberia 161.1 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 154.2 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.04 25–64 (m:982 f:1237) 69.0% Measured 2011 [108]
Liberia N/A 157.3 cm (5 ft 2 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:4,281, SD= f:6.2 cm (2+12 in)) 52.8% Self-reported 2006 [19]
Lithuania 181.3 cm (5 ft 11+12 in) 167.5 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.08 18 2.1% Measured 2001 [109]
LithuaniaUrban 178.4 cm (5 ft 10 in) N/A N/A Conscripts, 19–25 (N= m:91 SD= m:6.7 cm (2+12 in)) 9.9% Measured 2005[110] [111]
LithuaniaRural 176.2 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) N/A N/A Conscripts, 19–25 (N= m:106 SD= m:5.9 cm (2+12 in)) 4.9% Measured 2005[110] [111]
MadagascarAntananarivo Province 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 154 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.06 25–64 (N= m:1,102 f:1,112) 67.1% Measured 2005 [112]
Madagascar N/A 154.3 cm (5 ft 12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:5,024, SD= f:6.0 cm (2+12 in)) 53.6% Self-reported 2003 [19]
Malawi 164.3 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 155.4 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.06 25–64 (N= m:1,669 f:3,454) 67.0% Measured 2009 [113]
MalawiUrban 166 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 155 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.07 16–60 (N= m:583 f:315, SD= m:6.0 cm (2+12 in) f:9.4 cm (3+12 in)) N/A Measured 2000 [114]
Malaysia 165.2 cm (5 ft 5 in) 154.4 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.07 25–64 (N= m:1,044 f:1,528) 71.1% Measured 2005 [115]
Malaysia 166.3 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 154.7 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.07 Malay, 20–24 (N= m:749 f:893, SD= m:6.46 cm (2+12 in) f:6.04 cm (2+12 in)) 9.7%[116] Measured 1996 [117]
Malaysia 168.5 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 158.1 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.07 Chinese, 20–24 (N= m:407 f:453, SD= m:6.98 cm (2+12 in) f:6.72 cm (2+12 in)) 4.1%[116] Measured 1996 [117]
Malaysia 169.1 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 155.4 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.09 Indian, 20–24 (N= m:113 f:140, SD= m:5.84 cm (2+12 in) f:6.18 cm (2+12 in)) 1.2%[116] Measured 1996 [117]
Malaysia 163.3 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 151.9 cm (5 ft 0 in) 1.08 Other indigenous, 20–24 (N= m:257 f:380, SD= m:6.26 cm (2+12 in) f:5.95 cm (2+12 in)) 0.4%[116] Measured 1996 [117]
Maldives 164.7 cm (5 ft 5 in) 153 cm (5 ft 0 in) 1.08 15–64 (N= m:661 f:1,103) 94.2% Measured 2011 [118]
Mali – Southern Mali 171.3 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 160.4 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.07 Rural adults (N= m:121 f:320, SD= m:6.6 cm (2+12 in) f:5.7 cm (2 in)) N/A Measured 1992 [119]
Malta 169.9 cm (5 ft 7 in) 159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.06 18+ 100.0% Self-reported 2003 [120]
Marshall Islands 163.3 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 151.6 cm (4 ft 11+12 in) 1.08 15–64 (N= m:762 f:1187) 93.4% Measured 2002 [121]
Mauritania 167.9 cm (5 ft 6 in) 160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.05 15–64 (N= m:1141 f:1362) 93.6% Measured 2006 [122]
Mexico 172 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 159 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 20–65 62.0% Measured 2014 [123]
Micronesia, Federated States of 169.2 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 158.9 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.06 25–64 (N= m:634 f:1212) 71.4% Measured 2006 [124]
Moldova 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) 161.8 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.07 18–69 (N= m:1,711 f:2,772) 89.9% Measured 2013 [125]
Moldova N/A 161.2 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:4,757, SD= f:6.2 cm (2+12 in)) 45.9% Self-reported 2005 [19]
Mongolia 167.8 cm (5 ft 6 in) 156.8 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.07 15–64 (N= m:2,656 f:3,117) 94.0% Measured 2015 [126]
MongoliaUlaanbaatar 172.5 cm (5 ft 8 in) 159.6 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.08 17 (N= m:4,044, f:4002 for ages 6 to 17) 0.0% Measured 2014–2018 [127]
Montenegro 182.9 cm (6 ft 0 in) 169.4 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 1.08 17–20 (N= m:981 f:1107, SD= m:6.89 cm (2+12 in) f:6.37 cm (2+12 in)) 5.2% Measured 2017 [128][129]
Morocco 171.8 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 159.2 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 18+ (N= m:1871 f:3390) 100.0% Measured 2017 [130]
Morocco N/A 158.5 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:10,334, SD= f:6.0 cm (2+12 in)) 54.7% Self-reported 2003 [19]
Mozambique N/A 156 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:6,912, SD= f:6.2 cm (2+12 in)) 55.0% Self-reported 2003 [19]
Myanmar 163.5 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 153.4 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.07 25–64 (N= m:2948 f:5447) 73.1% Measured 2014 [131]
Namibia N/A 160.7 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:5,575, SD= f:7.1 cm (3 in)) 50.4% Self-reported 2006 [19]
Nauru 168.1 cm (5 ft 6 in) 156.6 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.07 15–64 (N= m:1,083 f:1,186) 97.1% Measured 2004 [132]
Nepal 161.7 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 150.4 cm (4 ft 11 in) 1.08 15–69 (N= m:1,326 f:2,798) 95.3% Measured 2012–2013 [133]
Nepal 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 150.8 cm (4 ft 11+12 in) 1.08 25–49 (N= f:6,280, SD= f:5.5 cm (2 in)) 52.9% Self-reported 2006 [19]
Netherlands 183.8 cm (6 ft 12 in) 170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in) 1.08 21 (N= m:74 f:50, SD= m:7.1 cm (3 in) f:6.3 cm (2+12 in)) 1.5% Measured 2009 [134]
Netherlands 180.8 cm (5 ft 11 in) 167.5 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.08 20+ 96.8% Self-reported 2013 [9][36][135]
New Zealand 177 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 164 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.08 20–49 56.9% Measured 2007 [21]
Nicaragua N/A 153.7 cm (5 ft 12 in) N/A 25–49 54.1% Self-reported 2001 [19]
NicaraguaManagua 166.8 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 154.7 cm (5 ft 1 in) 1.08 20+ (N= m:1,024 f:969) 92.0% Measured 2010 [29]
Nigeria 163.8 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 157.8 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.04 18–74 98.6% Measured 1994–1996 [90]
Nigeria 167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in) 160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.04 20–29 (N= m:139 f:76, SD= m:6.5 cm (2+12 in) f:5.7 cm (2 in)) 33.2% Measured 2011 [136]
North Macedonia 179.2 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 164.8 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.09 18 (N= m:137 f:132) 1.7% Measured 2016 [137]
Norway 179.9 cm (5 ft 11 in) 167.1 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.08 Conscripts, 18–44 (N= m:30,884 f:28,796) 35.3% Measured 2012 [138]
Norway 179.7 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 167 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.08 20–85 (N= m:1534 f:1743) 93.6% Self-reported 2008–2009 [9][36][139]
Oman 167.4 cm (5 ft 6 in) 156.1 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.07 18+ (N= m:3,338 f:2,955) 100.0% Measured 2017 [140][141]
Pakistan 165.8 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 153.9 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.08 18–69 (N= m/f:6613) 95.3% Measured 2013–2014 [142]
PakistanRabwah 172 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 159 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 19 (N= m:2084 f:2209) N/A Measured 2016 [143]
Papua New Guinea 161.7 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 154.3 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.05 15–64 (N= m:1,408 f:1,451) 93.9% Measured 2007–2008 [144]
Peru 164 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 151 cm (4 ft 11+12 in) 1.09 20+ N/A Measured 2005 [145]
Philippines 163.5 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 151.8 cm (5 ft 0 in) 1.08 20–39 31.5%[146] Measured 2003 [147]
Poland 172.2 cm (5 ft 8 in) 159.4 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.08 44–69 (N= m:4336 f: 4559) 39.4% Measured 2007 [148]
Poland 178.7 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 165.1 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.08 18 (N= m:846 f:1,126) 1.6% Measured 2010 [149]
Portugal 173.9 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) N/A N/A 18 (N= m:696) 1.5% Measured 2008 [12][150]
Portugal 171 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 161 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.06 20–50 56.7% Self-reported 2001 [21]
Portugal 173.7 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 163.7 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.06 21 (N= m:87 f:106, SD= m:8.2 cm (3 in) f:5.3 cm (2 in)) 1.9% Self-reported 2001 [28]
Qatar 171.2 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.09 18–64 (N= m:1,038 f:1,423) 99.1% Measured 2012 [151]
Qatar 170.8 cm (5 ft 7 in) 161.1 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.06 18 1.9% Measured 2005 [25][152]
Russia 171.1 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 158.2 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 44-69 (N= m: 3892 f: 4643) 38.5% Measured 2007 [148]
Russia 177.2 cm (5 ft 10 in) 164.1 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.08 24 1.9% Measured 2004 [25][153]
Russia 176.4 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 164.3 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.07 18 1.6%[154] Measured 2010–2012 [155]
Rwanda 163.9 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 155.7 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.05 15–64 (N= m:2,649 f:4,467) 95.4% Measured 2012–2013 [156]
Rwanda N/A 157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:3,202, SD= f:6.5 cm (2+12 in)) 54.2% Self-reported 2005 [19]
Saint Kitts and Nevis 170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in) 161.6 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.05 25–64 (N= f:514 m:889) 72.3% Measured 2007–2008 [157]
Samoa N/A 166.6 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) N/A 18–28 (N= f:55 SD= f:6.5 cm (2+12 in)) 32.6% Measured 2004 [158]
Saudi Arabia 167.1 cm (5 ft 6 in) 154.3 cm (5 ft 12 in) 1.08 15–64 (N= m:2,244 f:2,345) 95.4% Measured 2005 [159]
Saudi Arabia 168.9 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 156.3 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.08 18 3.0% Measured 2010 [25][160]
Senegal N/A 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,533, SD= f:6.7 cm (2+12 in)) 54.4% Self-reported 2005 [19]
SenegalUrban 179 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 166.1 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.08 20+ (N= 984 (m:494 f:490, SD= m:8.07 cm (3 in) f:6.88 cm (2+12 in)) N/A Measured 2015 [161]
SenegalRural 175.9 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 163.8 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.07 20+ (N= 496 (m:241 f:255, SD= m:8.09 cm (3 in) f:8.77 cm (3+12 in)) N/A Measured 2015 [161]
Serbia 177.4 cm (5 ft 10 in) 163.3 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.09 20+ (N= m:6,007 f:6,453) 97.1% Measured 2013 [162]
Serbia 182 cm (5 ft 11+12 in) 166.8 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.09 Students at UNS,18–30 (N= m:318 f:76, SD= m:6.74 cm (2+12 in) f:5.88 cm (2+12 in)) 0.7%[163] Measured 2012 [164]
Sierra Leone 166 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 158 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.05 25–64 (N= m:1,996 f:2,311) 67.6% Measured 2009 [165]
Singapore 170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in) 160 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.07 Chinese students at TP, 16–18[d] (N= m:52 f:49, SD= m:6 cm (2+12 in) f:5 cm (2 in)) 0.3%[166][167] Measured 2003 [168]
Singapore 172.3 cm (5 ft 8 in) N/A N/A Chinese conscripts, average age 18.5 SD 1.2, (N= 104,223, SD= 6.2 cm) N/A Measured 2009–2014 [169]
Singapore 170.2 cm (5 ft 7 in) N/A N/A Malay conscripts, average age 18.5 SD 1.2, (N= 25,405, SD= 6.2 cm) N/A Measured 2009–2014 [169]
Singapore 173.4 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) N/A N/A Indian conscripts, average age 18.4 SD 1.3, (N= 11,865 , SD= 6.6 cm) N/A Measured 2009–2014 [169]
Slovakia 179.3 cm (5 ft 10+12 in) 165.4 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.08 18 (N= m:824 f:824) 1.6% Measured 2011 [170]
SloveniaLjubljana 180.3 cm (5 ft 11 in) 167.4 cm (5 ft 6 in) 1.08 19 0.2%[171] Measured 2011 [172]
Solomon Islands 166.4 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 155.7 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.07 25–64 (N= m:688 f:1018) 68.3% Measured 2006 [173]
South Africa 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 159 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.06 19 (N= m:121 f:118) 3.6% Measured 2003 [174]
Sri Lanka 163.6 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 151.4 cm (4 ft 11+12 in) 1.08 18+ (N= m:1,768 f:2,709, SD= m:6.9 cm (2+12 in) f:6.4 cm (2+12 in)) 100.0% Measured 2005–2006 [175]
Sudan 171.2 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.07 18–69 (N= m:2,662 f:4,548) 96.2% Measured 2016 [176]
Spain 173.1 cm (5 ft 8 in) N/A N/A 18+ (N= m:1,551 [e][177]) 88.2% Measured 2013–2014 [178][179]
Spain N/A 159.6 cm (5 ft 3 in) N/A 18–70 (N= f:8,217[f][180]) 83.5% Measured 2007–2008 [36][181][178][180]
Spain 177.3 cm (5 ft 10 in) 164 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.08 18.1–24 (N= m:1,275 f:1,292) N/A Measured 2008 [182]
Spain 174 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.07 20–49 57.0% Self-reported 2007 [21]
Sweden 181.5 cm (5 ft 11+12 in) 166.8 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.09 20–29 15.6% Measured 2008 [183]
Sweden 177.9 cm (5 ft 10 in) 164.6 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.08 20–74 86.3% Self-reported 1987–1994 [184]
Switzerland 178.2 cm (5 ft 10 in) N/A N/A Conscripts, 19 (N= m:12,447, Median= m:178.0 cm (5 ft 10 in), SD= m:6.52 cm (2+12 in)) 1.5% Measured 2009 [185]
Switzerland 175.4 cm (5 ft 9 in) 164 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.07 20–74 88.8% Self-reported 1987–1994 [184]
Taiwan 171.4 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.07 17 (N= m:200 f:200) 0.0% Measured 2011 [186][187][188]
Tanzania N/A 156.6 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:6,033, SD= f:6.5 cm (2+12 in)) 52.8% Self-reported 2004 [19]
Thailand 170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in) 159 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.07 STOU students, 15–19 (N= m:839 f:1,636, SD= m:6.3 cm (2+12 in) f:5.9 cm (2+12 in)) 0.0%[189] Self-reported 2005 [190]
Togo 169.1 cm (5 ft 6+12 in) 159.3 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.06 15–64 (N= m:2,064 f:2,249) 93.3% Measured 2010 [191]
Tonga 177.9 cm (5 ft 10 in) 167 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 1.07 25–64 (N= m:880 f:1,466) 66.8% Measured 2012 [192]
Trinidad and Tobago 173.2 cm (5 ft 8 in) 160.6 cm (5 ft 3 in) 1.08 15–64 (N= m:1112 f:1608) 89.0% Measured 2011 [193]
Tunisia 171 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 157 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.09 20–85 (N= m:322 f:107, SD= m:6.74 cm (2+12 in) f:6.29 cm (2+12 in)) 92.7% Measured 1998–2003 [194]
Turkey 171.4 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.09 15+ (N= m:2,448 f:3,605) 100.0% Measured 2017 [195]
Turkey 173.6 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 161.9 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.07 20–22 (N= m:322 f:247) 8.3% Measured 2007 [12][25][196]
TurkeyAnkara 174 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 158.9 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.10 18–59 (N= m:703 f:512, SD= m:6.9 cm (2+12 in) f:6.4 cm (2+12 in)) 5.1%[197] Measured 2004–2006 [198]
Turkey N/A 156.4 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,393, SD= f:5.6 cm (2 in)) 54.5% Self-reported 2003 [19]
Turkmenistan 173.3 cm (5 ft 8 in) 162.7 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.07 18–69 (N= m:1,713 f:2,237) 95.7% Measured 2018 [199]
Uganda 166.9 cm (5 ft 5+12 in) 157.8 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.06 18–69 (N= m:1,565 f:2,122) 96.2% Measured 2014 [200]
Uganda N/A 159.2 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:1,666, SD= f:6.5 cm (2+12 in)) 53.4% Self-reported 2006 [19]
Ukraine 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 164 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.07 18+ 100.0% Measured 2020 [201]
United Arab Emirates 173.4 cm (5 ft 8+12 in) 156.4 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.11 N/A N/A N/A N/A [202]
United KingdomEngland 175.3 cm (5 ft 9 in) 161.9 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 16+ (N= m:3,154 f:3,956) 100.0%[203] Measured 2012 [5]
United KingdomScotland 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 161.3 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.08 16+ (N= m:2,512 f:3,180}) 100.0%[203] Measured 2008 [204]
United KingdomWales 177 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 162 cm (5 ft 4 in) 1.09 16+ 100.0%[203] Self-reported 2009 [205]
United States 175.3 cm (5 ft 9 in) 161.3 cm (5 ft 3+12 in) 1.09 All Americans, 20+ (N= m:5,232 f:5,547) 100.0% Measured 2015–2018 [206]
United StatesNon-Hispanic Whites 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 164.5 cm (5 ft 5 in) 1.08 Non-Hispanic white, 20–39 (N= m:715 f:689) 17.1%[207] Measured 2015–2018 [206]
United StatesAfrican Americans 176.4 cm (5 ft 9+12 in) 163.4 cm (5 ft 4+12 in) 1.08 Non-Hispanic black, 20–39 (N= m:405 f:418) 3.4%[207] Measured 2015–2018 [206]
United StatesAsian Americans 172.3 cm (5 ft 8 in) 158.1 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.09 Non-Hispanic Asian, 20–39 (N= m:260 f:272) 1.3%[207] Measured 2015–2018 [206]
United StatesHispanic and Latino Americans 171.2 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 158.7 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.08 Hispanic, 20–39 (N= m:385 f:428) 4.4%[207] Measured 2015–2018 [206]
United StatesMexican Americans 171.7 cm (5 ft 7+12 in) 157.5 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.09 Mexican American, 20–39 (N= m:233 f:247) 2.8%[207] Measured 2015–2018 [206]
Uruguay 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 158 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.08 Adults (N= m:2,249 f:2,114) N/A Measured 1990 [208]
Uzbekistan 169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in) 157 cm (5 ft 2 in) 1.08 18–64 (N= m:1,531 f:2,161) 93.1% Measured 2014 [209]
Uzbekistan N/A 159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:2,635, SD= f:6.1 cm (2+12 in)) 54.6% Self-reported 1996 [19]
Vanuatu 167.8 cm (5 ft 6 in) 158.7 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) 1.06 25–64 (N= m:2,257 f:2,244) 70.1% Measured 2011–2012 [210]
Vietnam 168.1 cm (5 ft 6 in) 156.2 cm (5 ft 1+12 in) 1.07 18 (around 22,400 families across 25 cities and provinces) N/A Measured 2019–2020 [211]
Zambia N/A 158.5 cm (5 ft 2+12 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:4,091, SD= f:6.5 cm (2+12 in)) 54.2% Self-reported 2007 [19]
Zimbabwe N/A 160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in) N/A 25–49 (N= f:4,746, SD= f:6.2 cm (2+12 in)) 47.3% Self-reported 2005 [19]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although the mean height of university students are slightly shorter than the national mean height aged 20–29 in this study.
  2. ^ In this case, data that are representative of the majority of the country or regions adult population are those that factor in over 50% of the country or region's population aged 18 or over.
  3. ^ Each data is calculated as of a data collection year of each survey. If data were taken in several years in a survey, the oldest avertable year would be chosen for the calculation.
  4. ^ The mean ages of subjects are 17.5(±0.6). Thus most of the subjects are between 17 and 18.
  5. ^ The total sample size is 1,551 (18+) and the ratio of subjects aged 18+ is 100%.
  6. ^ The total sample size is 10,415 (12–70), and the ratio of subjects aged 18–70 is 78.9%.

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