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A century of trends in adult human height

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Being 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,...

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Peer reviewed
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10.7554/eLife.13410

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Bentham, J More by this author
Di Cesare, M More by this author
Stevens, GA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Popular Medicine, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Popular Medicine, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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eLife Sciences Publisher's website
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eLife Journal website
Publication date:
2016-07-24
Acceptance date:
2016-06-07
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EISSN:
2050-084X
Pubs id:
pubs:716434
URN:
uri:7944393c-7878-4031-891e-2428ec48859e
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uuid:7944393c-7878-4031-891e-2428ec48859e
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pubs:716434

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