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Old 03-29-2014, 03:11 PM  
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:06 AM   #91
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Here's a cool table of height and weight distributions for American men and women:

http://www.census.gov/compendia/stat...es/12s0209.pdf

As a male in the 50-59 age range, my height of 6-0 is taller than 81 percent of my peers (and probably more like 85 percent since I'm half an inch taller than 6-0). My weight of about 184 pounds is more than about 37 percent of my peers. I am apparently a rangy 50-something.

The average man and woman by decade are as follows. (I'm not bothering with interpolation and am just eyeballing, so the exact figures may vary slightly.)

Men
Age 20-29 - 5-9.5 and 174 pounds
Age 30-39 - 5-9.7 and 190 pounds
Age 40-49 - 5-9.7 and 194 pounds
Age 50-59 - 5-9.7 and 196 pounds
Age 60-69 - 5-9.0 and 197 pounds
Age 70-79 - 5-8.3 and 190 pounds

Women
Age 20-29 - 5-4.7 and 150 pounds
Age 30-39 - 5-4.3 and 159 pounds
Age 40-49 - 5-4.3 and 160 pounds
Age 50-59 - 5-3.9 and 160 pounds
Age 60-69 - 5-3.8 and 163 pounds
Age 70-79 - 5-2.8 and 157 pounds

For men over the age of 40, the difference between 180 pounds and 210 pounds is a third of the population. You weigh more than about one-third of the population at 180, and you weigh more than about two-thirds of the population at 210.
Beaten to the punch I see.

I admit I'm shocked. I find the difference in height by age grouping to be fairly dramatic, but I won't argue with the researchers.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:12 AM   #92
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I didnt realize Emilo Estevez was that short. I thought he was short, but I thought he was like '5 6" or '5 7"...Had no idea he was as short as Michael J. Fox.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:07 AM   #93
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I'm a little shocked about Jason Statham. I thought he was over 6'.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:22 PM   #94
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Here is Bardem and Fassbender (who is around 6' even), so unless Bardem is wearing heels then he is much closer to 6' than 5'7...

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Is this statistically correct or something pulled from your ass?
I think 5'9" is average.

I'm 5'10". That's what I get for smoking.
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Two lies on that chart:

Pacino and Cruise are both 5' 5" at best. I've met them both in person in New York and neither was my height or taller.
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Beaten to the punch I see.

I admit I'm shocked. I find the difference in height by age grouping to be fairly dramatic, but I won't argue with the researchers.
I've thought the same thing on an anecdotal basis. It seems like I see a lot of bigger kids these days compared to my youth, both in height and weight.

If the height disparity is a myth, I bet the weight disparity isn't. In my high school class, we only had two guys who were over 220 pounds, out of about 150 guys. So less than 2 percent were that size. Now, the numbers undoubtedly would have risen during our 20s, so I'm not sure how many would fall into that category ten years later. But I doubt that it would be the 16+ percent of modern 20-somethings who are over 220.

On a different topic, I find it interesting that there are roughly equal proportions of men and women in their 20s who weigh 260+ pounds, even though the women are typically 5 inches shorter. In every other age group, men are more than twice as likely to fall into that 260+ category.

So does that mean that we have an obesity epidemic that is hitting younger women in the modern world, or does that mean that a lot of larger women end up losing weight as they enter their thirties?
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I've thought the same thing on an anecdotal basis. It seems like I see a lot of bigger kids these days compared to my youth, both in height and weight.

If the height disparity is a myth, I bet the weight disparity isn't. In my high school class, we only had two guys who were over 220 pounds, out of about 150 guys. So less than 2 percent were that size. Now, the numbers undoubtedly would have risen during our 20s, so I'm not sure how many would fall into that category ten years later. But I doubt that it would be the 16+ percent of modern 20-somethings who are over 220.

On a different topic, I find it interesting that there are roughly equal proportions of men and women in their 20s who weigh 260+ pounds, even though the women are typically 5 inches shorter. In every other age group, men are more than twice as likely to fall into that 260+ category.

So does that mean that we have an obesity epidemic that is hitting younger women in the modern world, or does that mean that a lot of larger women end up losing weight as they enter their thirties?
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