Height of people

@maximax8 (28490)
United Kingdom
August 1, 2009 7:30am CST
I am 5 ft and 7 ins tall. That is 1 m 70 cm. My mother is only 5ft 4 ins and my father was around 6 ft tall. My sister is 5ft 6 ins. I know three brothers. The oldest two are 5ft 9 ins and the younger one is 6ft 4ins. I went to study in the Netherlands and I met some really tall people there. Many of the Dutch ladies were taller than me. I went to Malaysia and slept on a train. The sleeping bunk was about 5ft 6 ins long. I didn't fit in it very well. I noticed in Malaysia most of the people were shorter than me. Do you know your height? If you have brothers and sisters are they tall or short? Why do think the height of people varies in different countries?
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@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
2 Aug 09
I am the old Asia, my height is 1m 55 cms.I think i am short.The new Thai generation has about 160 cms up.I believe milk help to plus the height.
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@AmbiePam (49478)
• United States
2 Aug 09
My dad is 6'1, and my mother is 5'8. My sister is 5/6, and I am 6 ft. Although my doctor said I've probably shrunk an inch due to a back injury that eliminated some of the space between the discs.
@AmbiePam (49478)
• United States
2 Aug 09
Oh, I should have pointed out my 5/6 tall sister is my older sister.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I'm 5ft 4 inches and my husband is close to 6ft. My mom is around the same height as me and my sister is about 5ft 2 inches I think. My grandma is also around the same height as me and my mom. I guess we're about average for the United States, maybe a little shorter.
• India
7 Aug 09
I am 5'7 and my father use to be 6'0 but i haven't grown much since my high school days my mom is 5'2 i guess i got her genes but i hope to grow at least 5'11 inches.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
Well, i am 5ft and 4inches tall... and for a filipina... that is a good height... there are a lot of girls who are shorter than me... and it helps that i have a thin frame... make me seem like i am a lot taller than that... I worked with other nationalities... and they can be really tall... like the Jamaicans and Americans...
• China
3 Aug 09
Hi Maximax, actually, the height of people is vary from area to area, the western countries people is on everage taller than orients', and i am chinese, i am 1 m 83cm tall, i have one elder brother and one younger brother, they are one 1m75cm and the other 1m76cm, my dad and my mom are not tall , my dad is 1m70cm and my mom is 1m62cm, so , not only the height of people vary from area to area but also different from family due to the living condition and circumstance.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
2 Aug 09
Hi max, I'm average for my era, around 175cm, however Australians are getting taller and taller by each generation. When I was in Thailand I was considered tall, and when I started there was hardly a student as tall as me. Now however, they are also growing taller, and some sixteen year olds are taller than me. Incidently my father was six feet, but mum not quite five feet. I have one brother just slightly taller then me.
• China
2 Aug 09
hi, my friend, my brother and i are not high as other friends, but we never envious of them. we have a lot of confidence every day, i think we are beauty ...
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
Oh yeah. Here in the Philippines. You are already considered tall here. My father stands 5'6'' tall, my mother is 5'5'', the eldest is 5'4" the second eldest is 5'1 and me 5"1 and a half i guess followed by my brother who stands 5'7" while the youngest stands 5'3". Our height really depended on how much sleep we're getting. I can not really prove this fact but i guess it's partly true cause my youngest sister loves to sleep, she can sleep evrywhere compare to me and my second sister. I think Asians have small sizes than the other races because of the genes that we're carrying. Same with the color of our hair, eyes, skin tone, etc.
• India
2 Aug 09
Well, I am 5ft 6in tall. My mom is 4ft 10in and my dad is 6ft. my hubby is 6ft, too. Its of course due to our genetic factor that we are all different in our heights all over the world, but what made these segregation in genes in the first place, I have no idea at all. Maybe anthropologists have an idea as to how people dispersed all over the world and how different factors shaped our genes.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
2 Aug 09
Dear friend, I too is 5ft and 7 inchs tall as I do feel is bit short for male, but I do not regret in it as there are many famous people who are short and even shorter than me.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
2 Aug 09
Hi maximax. I'm about an inch taller than you. My mom is about 4'9" and my dad is 6'1". My sister is about 5'3". So we're both taller than our mother, though I got more of my dad's height. LOL I'm not really sure why height varies in different countries. Maybe it's genetics, maybe it's the effects of the particular country (like when it comes to the sun), or maybe it's a combination of things. I never bothered to learn about it, so I can't say for certain. Happy mylotting!
@308369666 (111)
• China
2 Aug 09
I was told the 170 centimeters in my country are one centimeter tall calculated in different countries, and genetic differences, it is not the same. This is the root of this country who has a lot of eating.
@th4moi (5)
• United States
2 Aug 09
i'm 5'4 which is pretty tall in my family b/c my mom is 5'2 & my dad is like 5'7. my sister whos one year younger is the same height as me. i think my twelve yr old brother will end up being short like my mom b/c he is the shortest in his class....even all the girls in his class r taller than him lol. i'm arab so these heights r pretty normal...you can't really find tall arab guys.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
2 Aug 09
I am 1.68 m, taller than my sisters, and my parents are average height. I am a bit taller, mainly due to basket ball playing during middle school. Jumping is one of the stimulus for getting taller, and some ball games are good choices. Of course, sufficient nutrition should be available to support the growth.
@roxpink (11)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I am 5 foot even. I am short, however so is my whole family. I believe the tallest person in my immediate family is my brother who is 5'7''. Height has most to do with the genes in your family and sometimes hormone imbalances. When I was young I wasn't growing as usual and my mom took me to the doctor to find out what was happening. Come to find out my pituitary gland (The master gland) Did not produce enough Growth Hormone (GH) and I was not growing like I was suppose to. So I had to take Human Growth Hormone (HGH) in order to even be the height that I am now, which is 5ft. However when it comes down to it, height is mostly determined by family genes!
• United States
2 Aug 09
I am from America, and I am 6ft 1in tall, and both of my parents are 5ft 7ins.
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
1 Aug 09
i wen to the dr the other day and was measuread at an even 5 foot. i know i use to be 5'2 so i guess i am shrinking,.i dont know why i am so short. my dad was 6'1, my mom 5'9.
@lheng18 (93)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
i am 5ft and 2ins tall, my husband is 5ft and 9 ins, large difference but still fall in love and keeping strong, asian is not quite tall as the americans but i think it is vary for the genes and chromosome you have.
@voldrox (7204)
• India
1 Aug 09
hi yes the height varies from country to country, most of the people in Asia are shorter than the Europeans, the people at Netherlands are tall, i have heard that, i am just around 5'9" ... most Indians are short, i would say the average height of the males is around 5'8" and that of the females is around 5'5", the height varies with the topography and living conditions i guess... my brother is around 5'11" ... he is a late bloomer, the ones who remain short and suddenly grow in height are called later bloomers, i have had a steady growth in height and my brother was always short of me, he is just an year younger and suddenly he started sky rocketing ... lol and finally is taller than me, i don't know how such happens but some people really grow fast lately.I guess the people living far away from the equator and nearer the poles are mostly taller, it also depends on the kind of food we eat, there are many more factors as well.