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.
For instance, while the average adult caucasian male weighs 198. 8 pounds, the average adult african american male weighs 199. Among adult hispanic american males, the average weight is 189.
Human height or stature is the distance from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head in a human body, standing erect. It is measured using a stadiometer, usually in centimetres when using the metric system, or feet and inches when using the imperial system. In the early phase of anthropometric research history, questions about height techniques for measuring nutritional status often.
You may wonder how you stack up and what the average weight for men is today.
Human height for both men and women has increased over the past century this is true of every country in the world. But, over the last few decades, human height in some countries have been stagnating. This is illustrated in the following charts which show the year-on-year relative change in average male and female heights by region.