Note that height for ages 0 to 2 is actually measured as length. The country specific data came from Wikipedia. For the U.S., these stats coincide with the most recent from the Centers for Disease Control . Note that data for the entire adult age range was used when available. By including the elderly, average height is lowered. Nov 25, 2008 · It is well known that adult male heights follow a normal (Gaussian) distribution. The same is true of adult female heights. But what does the distribution of heights look like for adults in general? You might be surprised. Assume heights for women follow a normal distribution with mean of 64 inches.
Table 205. Cumulative Percent Distribution of Population by Height and Sex: 2007 to 2008 [Data are based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a sample of the civilian noninstitutional popula-tion. For this survey, the respondent participates in an interview and a physical examination. For persons 20 years old and over. The legs compose approximately half of adult human height, and leg length is a somewhat sexually dimorphic trait, with men having proportionately longer legs. Some of this growth occurs after the growth spurt of the long bones has ceased or slowed.
Below is a height percentile calculator for men and women, 18 years old and older in the United States. Toggle between imperial (feet/inches) and metric (meters/centimeters) units to view the adult distribution of heights in America. We also have height by age for adults. You can also find a companion adult weight distribution calculator. 230. Cumulative Percent Distribution of Population, by Height and Sex [For 1976-80, for persons 18 to 74 years old; for 1988-94, for persons20 years old and over.