India’s women are gaining height faster than India’s men—but Indians are still very short

Indians are growing taller, but just not enough.

Over the past century, Indian women grew in height by 4.9 cm on an average, while Indian men grew taller by just 2.9 cm.

The average height of an Indian woman is now 152.6 centimetres (5 feet), and that of a man 164.9 cm (5 feet 4.9 inches), according to a new research report from the Imperial College London.

A little over a century ago, in 1914, the average heights stood at 148 cm (4 feet 10 inches) and 162 cm (5 feet 3 inches) for Indian...

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