The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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Table 7.2 Height, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with a valid height measurement
2008

Height (cm)

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

Men

Mean

176.2

178.2

176.4

175.4

173.3

171.8

168.4

175.0

Standard error of the mean

0.49

0.44

0.46

0.36

0.34

0.35

0.43

0.20

5th percentile

166.1

166.5

164.3

164.1

163.4

162.2

158.5

163.5

10th percentile

168.2

169.4

167.0

166.6

165.0

164.5

160.2

166.0

Median

176.2

178.0

175.6

175.2

173.2

171.6

168.2

174.8

90th percentile

185.0

187.7

185.5

184.5

182.1

180.0

175.7

184.3

95th percentile

187.1

189.9

189.0

186.6

184.3

182.8

179.0

187.2

Women

Mean

163.8

163.5

162.9

161.7

160.1

158.6

154.8

161.3

Standard error of the mean

0.47

0.32

0.32

0.29

0.33

0.33

0.37

0.15

5th percentile

153.3

153.1

153.0

152.0

149.4

149.1

144.6

150.0

10th percentile

155.9

155.4

155.2

153.8

152.0

150.9

147.4

152.5

Median

163.8

163.9

162.6

161.5

159.8

159.0

155.0

161.2

90th percentile

171.0

170.7

171.2

169.4

169.1

166.0

162.6

170.0

95th percentile

175.2

173.3

173.4

171.5

172.5

168.8

165.3

172.3

Bases (weighted):

Men

434

436

486

495

425

289

173

2738

Women

403

447

563

521

444

328

264

2970

Bases (unweighted):

Men

228

286

402

479

469

406

242

2512

Women

302

413

586

566

560

449

304

3180