According to a report, the average height of school going girls has gone up and their average weight has gone down in Korea. The Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention has set up new parameters for the youth growth there.
The average height of 18 years old girls has been set from 160.5cms to 160.cms and their average weight decreased from 54.7 Kg to 54.1 Kg. For 16 years old girls, their heights have been remained the same 160cms as it was in the past but their average weights have been decreased from 54.4 Kg to 53.6 Kg. This report shows the changing social atmosphere where more young girls are going for dieting for slimmer bodies.
On the other hand, the average height of 18 years old boys has been set to 173.4cms, which was 172.5cms earlier, but their average weights have been increased from 63.5 Kg to 65.8 Kg. The average height of 13 years old boys have been set to 159cms which was 155.3 earlier. And their average weights have increased from 47.2 Kg to 50.7 Kg.
The Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention has set these standards for boys and girls after doing the physical checkup of 140,000 girls and boys aged less than 20 in 2005.
Link: Via - koreatimes.co.kr