Figure 8. | A century of trends in adult human height

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A century of trends in adult human height

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Download figureOpen in new tabFigure 8. Trends in height for the adult populations of selected countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.

The solid line represents the posterior mean and the shaded area the 95% credible interval of the estimates. The points show the actual data from each country, together with its 95% confidence interval due to sampling. The solid line and shaded area show estimated height at 18 years of age, while the data points show height at the actual age of measurement. The divergence between estimates and data for earlier birth cohorts is because participants from these birth cohorts were generally older when their heights were measured.