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American woman - average height

I just heard the host (Colleen, I think) on HSN state the average height of the American woman is 5'8".  She then related it to some other feature of clothing that I didn't catch.  (Did anyone?)

 

In any event, that statistic did not sound right at all.  A bit of checking confirmed the average height is still 5'4".  I don't know where she came up with her statistic.

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Re: American woman - average height

I've shrunk down two inches,  so I'm 5'5" now, so I'm getting closer to average height.  Finally, I may win at something. (giggling to self).

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Re: American woman - average height

@Homegirl 

 

Wow, I’m 5’7”seems as if everyone is taller then me.

You’ve given me a gift, I’m TALL.

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Re: American woman - average height

Yes, the average size is 5'4".  The average clothing size recently changed from size 12 to 14.  

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Re: American woman - average height

I would never have thought 5'8" was average.  I'm 5'5" and always thought that was average.  It's pretty close I guess.

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Re: American woman - average height

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Average is 5’4” for women. Has been for years and I checked and it hasn’t changed. I am 5’4” and haven’t changed...every time I go to dr and they measure my height I get a high-five!  I don’t always get  a high-five after they weigh me though....ahem....my mother was 5’8” and she was always considered tall. Maybe Colleen was trying to seem something long.

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Re: American woman - average height

5’4”...170 lbs

Average

29.2=Overweight BMI (5lb away from Obese)

 

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Re: American woman - average height

Maybe she was referring to men?

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Re: American woman - average height

The stats say 5ft4 is average, but who wants to be considered average at anything!LOL 5ft 8 is tall for a woman, but the fashion industry always wants women to be taller, like 5ft10, then they don't actually have to design for a womans body.

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Re: American woman - average height

I can't believe it's still 5'4".  Each generation gets taller.  I think the average is 5'6" now.  I've seen plenty corn fed teenage girls and they are about 5'6" or 5'7".  Not only taller, but bigger too.  Same with boys.  5'4" sounds part of the baby boom when they were girls. 

 

The first thing my Russian co worker said to me when I asked her what her first impression of Americans were.  She said "Big"