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Historical median heights for various countries, 1818-2013

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posted on 2014-06-23, 02:30 authored by Randy OlsonRandy Olson

Dutch, French, Italian (1818-1940):

Dutch (1955-2009):

Swedish (1841-1952):

Danish and Germans (1856-1980):

Americans (1710-1980):

All 2013 heights:

Means and medians are not too different (rarely more than 1 cm difference) because within-country heights for specific gender are generally normally distributed.