Dramatic Increase in Chinese Youths’ Average Height By 7 cm For Boys and 6 cm For Girls In 20 Years In 2002 News

Me: Somehow I stumbled upon this news of how the youth in China have increased by 6 cm in the last 20 years. What is amazing is that the news article was posted in 2002, 10 years ago. Going by that projection we can say that the youths’ height in the younger, up and coming generation of Chinese are probably 3 cms or a little over 1 inch taller than the youth we found in 2002, since we are now 10 years further along. It is easy to assume that along with economic increase and progress, the average height of a nation should increase. For the urban population in terms of males, they increased by 6.2 cm while for the females, they increased by 4.8 cm, both figures very impressive. However the numbers for the chinese youth in suburbs is even higher, at 7.5 cm increase and 6.1 cm increase for boys and girls, respectively.

We saw the same type of development in Japan and India with the correlation between increase in height and economic prosperity.

From a previous article I wrote, we saw that the youth of India in upper middle class young boys increased by about 4.5 cms in the last 15-20s years. At this current time, I don’t have the link to the old post, but it can be found in the archives if you really wanted to find the post I did.

The news link was taken from a Chinese news website link HERE

Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Dramatic Increase in Chinese Youths’ Average Height

Chinese youths’ average height rises 6cm as compared to that of 20 years ago, far exceeding the world average level. It is almost the same with that from 1960s to ’70s when Japan was experiencing a high economic development.
Chinese youths’ average height rises 6cm as compared to that of 20 years ago, far exceeding the world average level. It is almost the same with that from 1960s to ’70s when Japan was experiencing a high economic development. It is a conclusion of a survey conducted by the panel on health of Chinese students, after analyzing several items like height, weight and chest measurement of students aged from 7 to 17 scattered in 16 provinces from 1979 to 2000.The survey shows urban male and female students have put on a respective height of 6.2cm and 4.8cm over that in the last 20 years, suburban male and female students, an average of 7.5cm and 6.1cm.

According to the world average level youths put on height of 1cm and weight of 0.5kg every 10 years. Chinese youths have so to speak exceeded the standard level.

By PD Online Staff Yang Ruoqian

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