Imperial College London

ProfessorMajidEzzati

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Global Environmental Health
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 0767majid.ezzati Website

 
 
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Location

 

Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Bentham:2016:10.7554/eLife.13410,
author = {Bentham, J and Di, Cesare M and Stevens, GA and Zhou, B and Bixby, H and Cowan, M and Fortunato, L and Bennett, J and Danaei, G and Hajifathalian, K and Lu, Y and Riley, LM and Laxmaiah, A and Kontis, V and Paciorek, CJ and Riboli, E and Ezzati, M and Chan, Q and Elliott, P and Gunter, M and Hihtaniemi, IT and Murphy, N and Norat, T and Riboli, E and Vineis, P and NCD, Risk Factor Collaboration NCD-RisC},
doi = {10.7554/eLife.13410},
journal = {eLife},
title = {A century of trends in adult human height},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.13410},
volume = {5},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - 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, there was little change in adult height in some sub-Saharan African countries and in South Asia over the century of analysis. The tallest people over these 100 years are men born in the Netherlands in the last quarter of 20th century, whose average heights surpassed 182.5 cm, and the shortest were women born in Guatemala in 1896 (140.3 cm; 135.8–144.8). The height differential between the tallest and shortest populations was 19-20 cm a century ago, and has remained the same for women and increased for men a century later despite substantial changes in the ranking of countries.
AU - Bentham,J
AU - Di,Cesare M
AU - Stevens,GA
AU - Zhou,B
AU - Bixby,H
AU - Cowan,M
AU - Fortunato,L
AU - Bennett,J
AU - Danaei,G
AU - Hajifathalian,K
AU - Lu,Y
AU - Riley,LM
AU - Laxmaiah,A
AU - Kontis,V
AU - Paciorek,CJ
AU - Riboli,E
AU - Ezzati,M
AU - Chan,Q
AU - Elliott,P
AU - Gunter,M
AU - Hihtaniemi,IT
AU - Murphy,N
AU - Norat,T
AU - Riboli,E
AU - Vineis,P
AU - NCD,Risk Factor Collaboration NCD-RisC
DO - 10.7554/eLife.13410
PY - 2016///
SN - 2050-084X
TI - A century of trends in adult human height
T2 - eLife
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.13410
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/33599
VL - 5
ER -