Average Height for Men
Only 20-40% of your height is determined by environmental effects, such as
The physical changes a male will experience during adolescence include the broadening of shoulders, increase in muscle mass and increase in height. Generally, boys will stop growing 2-3 years after the start of their growth spurt which could be around 14-18 years of age.Boys start their growth spurt sometime between 12-16 years of age. It can last 2-3 years and they can grow 10-11 inches overall or about 4 inches a year.The average American male is about 5'9"-5'10".60-80% of height is determined by genetics, meaning your height will be mostly be determined by how tall your parents and close relatives are. Only 20-40% of your height is determined by environmental effects, such as nutrition and diseases.Height development can also be affected during pregnancy; maternal smoking has an effect on height development, as well as pre- and post-natal growth. The environmental effects on height development are a greater proportion in poorer environments.