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What is the Average Height for an Adult Male?

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Updated July 16, 2014

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Question: What is the Average Height for an Adult Male?
Answer: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average height for an adult male in the United States is:
  • 69.2 inches, or
  • 5 feet 9.2 inches
This statistic for the average height for an adult male is from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted from 1999-2002.

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