Story: Body shape and dieting

Children's height and weight: comparing countries, 1960s (2nd of 2)

These graphs compare the median height and weight of 10-year-old boys and girls in the 1960s, in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. New Zealand boys and girls (including both Māori and non-Māori) were taller and heavier than their Canadian or British counterparts, but were relatively small in comparison with American children.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1975, p. 160

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How to cite this page:

Caroline Daley, 'Body shape and dieting - Average heights and weights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 5 Sep 2013