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What to know about average height based on sex and age

The main factor that influences a person’s height is their genetic makeup, or DNA. However, many other factors can influence height during development, including nutrition, hormones, and medical conditions.

Scientists believe that DNA is responsible for about 80% of a person’s height. This means, for instance, that tall people tend to have children who also grow up to be tall.

According to Medicalnewstoday, people usually grow until they reach 18 years of age. Before then, a range of environmental factors can affect how tall they become.

People cannot control most of the factors that influence their height. This is because DNA determines these factors, and they cannot change.

Average height based on sex and age

Males tend to be taller than females. Adolescent males will typically have a major growth spurt at the onset of puberty, about 2 years after their female counterparts, but they may continue to grow for longer than females.

Females will typically experience a growth spurt that will subside after the start of their menstrual cycle, which on average occurs at the age of around 12.5 years.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, the average adult male is 5.7 feet (ft), or 175.2 cm, tall, and the average female is 5.3 ft, or 161.2 cm, tall.

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