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dc.contributor.authorBentham, J
dc.contributor.authorDi Cesare, M
dc.contributor.authorStevens, GA
dc.contributor.authorZhou, B
dc.contributor.authorBixby, H
dc.contributor.authorCowan, M
dc.contributor.authorFortunato, L
dc.contributor.authorBennett, JE
dc.contributor.authorDanaei, G
dc.contributor.authorHajifathalian, K
dc.contributor.authorLu, Y
dc.contributor.authorRiley, LM
dc.contributor.authorLaxmaiah, A
dc.contributor.authorKontis, V
dc.contributor.authorPaciorek, CJ
dc.contributor.authorEzzati, M
dc.contributor.authorAbdeen, ZA
dc.contributor.authorHamid, ZA
dc.contributor.authorAbu-Rmeileh, NM
dc.contributor.authorAcosta-Cazares, B
dc.contributor.authorAdams, R
dc.contributor.authorAekplakorn, W
dc.contributor.authorAguilar-Salinas, CA
dc.contributor.authorAgyemang, C
dc.contributor.authorAhmadvand, A
dc.contributor.authoret al.
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-25T02:19:38Z
dc.date.available2020-06-25T02:19:38Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2050-084X
dc.identifier.doi10.7554/eLife.13410.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394893
dc.description.abstractBeing taller is associated with enhanced longevity, and higher education and earnings. We reanalysed 1472 population-based studies, with measurement of height on more than 18.6 million participants to estimate mean height for people born between 1896 and 1996 in 200 countries. The largest gain in adult height over the past century has occurred in South Korean women and Iranian men, who became 20.2 cm (95% credible interval 17.5–22.7) and 16.5 cm (13.3–19.7) taller, respectively. In contrast, there was little change in adult height in some sub-Saharan African countries and in South Asia over the century of analysis. The tallest people over these 100 years are men born in the Netherlands in the last quarter of 20th century, whose average heights surpassed 182.5 cm, and the shortest were women born in Guatemala in 1896 (140.3 cm; 135.8–144.8). The height differential between the tallest and shortest populations was 19-20 cm a century ago, and has remained the same for women and increased for men a century later despite substantial changes in the ranking of countries.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofissueJuly
dc.relation.ispartofjournaleLife
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiochemistry and Cell Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0601
dc.subject.keywordsbiological sciences
dc.subject.keywordsepidemiology
dc.subject.keywordsglobal health
dc.subject.keywordsmedical research
dc.subject.keywordsnone
dc.titleA century of trends in adult human height
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBentham, et al., A century of trends in adult human height, eLife, 2016, 5 (July)
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-06-07
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-06-25T01:26:18Z
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2016. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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