The Average Height of a Woman

The height is the length of an individual, measured from head to toe. the right height, not only plays an important role in building an impressive personality, but it also indicates a strong growth of an individual.

Height of a person is affected by several factors.  This article provides information about the average height of women in different countries.

The height is the length of an individual, measured from head to toe.  the right height, not only plays an important role in building an impressive personality, but it also indicates a strong growth of an individual.  During the development of the child, the general health of the child is determined by your height and weight.  normal weight and height show a good development.  Therefore, in medical diagnosis,height has tremendous importance.  However, the height not be the sole determinant of a person’s health, as there are several factors that affect the height of a person.  In humans, women are naturally shorter than men.  This applies regardless of ethnicity or geography.  Before going into the numbers game, we will try to find out which factors affect the average height of a woman.

Factors that affect the average height of women

Ethnicity
People who belong to certain ethnic groups inherit most of the characteristics of this ethnic group.  Similarly, women of African-American women is higher than in other ethnic groups.  Similarly, northern European women is higher than the rest of Europe.  Asian women, including Chinese, Japanese are shorter than other women in the world.

genetic composition
Heredity plays an important role in determining the size of an individual.  If you have relatives high, so it is very likely to inherit their height.  Similarly, the height of his grandparents are very important in the analysis of genetic composition and its effect on the height of the man.

Nutrition
Nutrition of women is a major problem, particularly among developing countries.  Lack of adequate nutrition, women in these countries reported growth inhibition.  Therefore, nutrition plays an important role in determining height.

The average height of a woman
The average height of a woman in the U.S. According to figures published by the National Center for Health Statistics, the average size of an adult woman in the United States about 63.8 inches and 5 feet 3.8 inches, which is about 164 cm.  American women is slightly higher with an average height of 5 feet 4.6 inches.  This is for adult women aged 20 to 29

The average size of a woman in Canada
At 5 feet 3.4 inches, Canadian women are a couple of inches shorter than American women.  When expressed in centimeters, this amounts to about 161 cm.

The average size of a woman in India
Indian women, but higher in the continent is shorter for U.S. standards in Europe.  An average size of Indian women about 5 feet 1-2 inches, which is highest on the continent of Asia.

Average Height for Women Worldwide

Country/Region and Average Female Height
China            =  5ft 0.8”
Japan            =  5ft 1.6”
Germany       =  5ft 4.9”
France           =  5ft 3.7”
Iran              =  5ft 3”
Iraq              =  5ft 1.3”
Italy              =  5ft 4.2”
Australia        =  5ft 4.5”
Belgium         =  5ft 4.3”
South Africa   =    5ft 2.5”
Sweden          =  5ft 5.7”
Netherlands    =    5ft 6.4”
New Zealand   =    5ft 5”
England          =  5ft 4.4”

The average size of a woman changes every 2-3 decades.  A trend of increasing height has been reported so far.  According to a survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, the average size of an American woman has increased from 5 feet 3″ in 1960 to 5 feet 4″ in 2002. All figures in this article in accordance with the statistics and surveys conducted in 2002. Therefore  these numbers become obsolete in years to come.

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  1. Anuprita Says...

    On January 21, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Good Informative article.


  2. SowmyaT Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Nice share


  3. Elle Says...

    On April 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

    63.8 is 162 cm…but other than that it\’s an interesting read…I thought South Koreans were the tallest in Asia.


  4. Kai chi Laing Says...

    On October 4, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I wish that the height stated for the chinese was true.Has i am 17 now and my height is only 4′8 and i am a women.My dad is also chinese and he is 5′0 whereas my mum is english and she is 5′5.I have a 15 year old sister who is 5′0 and my 12 year old brother is my height.He has been my height for a couple of years now.He is getting worried that he may not grow i just assure him that there is plenty of time to grow he has till maybe he is 20.I have not grown since i was 10.It is strange because me and my brother has the characteristics of our dad my brother is taking after him more so than me.I think i got my height from my grandmother in China she is 4′9 and abit.My grandad is 5′2.I must say that i think if we were in China then maybe our growth would have been worse due to the nutrients over there.Our sister seems to have taken after our mum has every year she seems to still be getting taller.My dad says he would rather have her be like all the children and not so tall.I cant see it though.My dad sometimes finds it funny when he is cuddling us us he always calls us shorty.Which isnt nice mum tells him to stop so i do hope my sister gets taller than him.I think my dad finds it worse being short has he always says that the man should be taller it was his choice to marry a taller women.My dad also rubs me and my brother on the head and laughs i mean it is about 4 ins difference he is abit insensitive has he enjoys leaning on me and my brother when he is standing one of us gets pushed infront of him.I think it is so he can still show he is older and wiser than us.He does get told off by our mum though so good.


  5. francesca lowry Says...

    On August 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I wish i was the height that is stated 5′4.4 . I sadly stand tall at 5′0 i am the shortest in my family and the oldest.I did use to do sports when i was younger and maybe that may have affected my height.If not maybe my granddad who stood at 5′2.My younger sister is 5′6 and my brother is 5′4.Our parents are both 5′7.So i can put it down to my granddad then.I have cousins all taller than me and younger.


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