How Irish people's height has changed over 100 years
Irish men and women have gotten taller on average over the past 100 years, according to figures published in the eLife journal. In 1914, Irish men and women were 166.4cm and 154cm tall respectively on average. By 2014, that had increased to 178.9cm for men and 165.1cm for women. Read the full story on Irish online publication thejournal.ie where this infographic was featured.
This chart shows the change in height of an average adult Irish man and woman from 1914 to 2014.
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