In The United States, What Is The Average Height And Weight For A Man And A Woman?

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The average female is 5 feet, 3.75 inches (1.62 meters) tall and weighs 135 pounds (61.24 kilograms). The average male is 5 feet, 9 inches (1.75 meters) tall and weighs 162 pounds (73.48 kilograms). Between 1960 and 1990 the average American male became 2 inches (5 centimeters) taller and 27 pounds (12.25 kilograms) heavier, while the average American woman also grew 2 inches (5 centimeters) taller, but gained only 1 pound (0.45 kilograms).

Sources: Asimov, Isaac. The Human Body, New rev. ed., p. 314; Diagram Group Staff. Comparisons, pp. 72-73.

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