What Determines The Average Height For Males 0

Parents are often curious about how tall their children will be, especially males. You can find growth calculators on the Internet which calculates how tall your child would be based on the height of father and mother. Of course other factors such as medical conditions can have an effect on a person’s growth.

Men especially seem to be interested in their height. There are many advantages to being tall as well as disadvantages to being short but often times men just simply want to be taller. Many times they exaggerate their height for different reasons. One man stated, that he was exactly 5’10 1/2″, but people were convinced that he was at least 6 foot. The reason why, he always stood tall, because it exaggerated his height.

This article will discuss auxology, which is an inclusive study of human growth. This information will help to answer the question as to what determines the average height for males.

Height and growth has always played an important part in the health of individuals. That is part of the reason why you see growth charts displayed in the doctor’s office.

In different ethnic groups around the world the average height is significantly different. On the average adult men are taller than adult women. When it comes to height variation the gene, HMGA2 is responsible for normal height variance. Studies of genetics tell us that son and mother, and daughter and father relate to how tall a child will be as an adult. This suggests that a mother who is short will more likely have a son will be shorter, and fathers that are tall will probably have tall daughters.

It is interesting to note that time changes growth patterns among different ethnic groups. Europeans that lived in North America in the 1800s and 1900s were much taller than those who lived in Europe. In fact, they were among the tallest worldwide. The native population that lived on the American Plains were also some of the tallest people in the world at that time. But today several European nations are now even taller than those in the US, especially those in the Netherlands and Scandinavian countries.

In some countries such as the Philippines studies have shown that those alive today are shorter than those who were born in the 70s and 80s, even though there has been economic growth and their standard of living is better yes.

The Dinka peoples who live in Sudan have the tallest race of men in the world. Their average height is 6’3″ (1.9m). Women average 5’11” (1.8m). Therefore, growth charts will vary depending on where you live in the world.

“… studies of comparative historical height data and nutrition place the Dinka as the tallest people in the world.” – Wikipedia

The following is some interesting information about the adult height people:

  • People who are tall earned more money.
  • Sultan Kosen, who lives in Turkey is 8’3″ (2.5m), which makes him the tallest man alive.
  • The first year of life is when you grow fastest.
  • If you want to be around people visit the Netherlands. They have the tallest average height in the world.
  • If you like short people than Bolivia, Indonesia, Philippines, or India is the place you need to visit.
  • Throughout the day your height changes. Your tallest moment of the day is when you first get up in the morning.

In conclusion, there is no definite answer for the average height of males. There are so many variations that make us tall, or short. You can find an abundance of information on the Internet for more research.