Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weight Update

Every few years the federal government reports on the weight of Americans--not how much they say they weigh (which tends to be underreported), but their actual measured weight. These data are collected by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The latest findings, for the 2007-2010 time period, show the following for people aged 20 or older...

Average weight
Men: 195.5 pounds
Women: 166.2 pounds

Average height
Men: 69.3 inches
Women: 63.8 inches

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2007-2010

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