Height of Indians growing at one of the slowest rates in the world: Study3 min read 27 Jul 2016, 09:44 AM IST
In India, the mean height of women increased by 5 cm from 147 cm in 1914 to 152 cm in 2014 and that of men by only 3 cm from 161 cm to 164 cm
New Delhi: Compared to other countries, Indian women and men have grown taller at some of the slowest rates in the past century, reveals a new study released on Tuesday. A global study looked at the average height of 18-year-old men and women in 200 countries between 1914 and 2014 and found that people everywhere have seen an increase in average heights in the past century.
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