Is 5 feet 10 inches considered short?


Quick Answer

Whether a particular height is "short" is relative to the person and the company he keeps. However, 5 feet 10 inches is above average height for a man or woman, according to data last reviewed in 2012 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The CDC data reveals that men have an average height of 69.3 inches and women have an average height of 63.8 inches. At 5 feet 10 inches, a woman is generally regarded as "tall." A man at this height is just slightly above average so is generally not considered "short." However, in some environments, a person of this height is relatively short. Business CEOs are taller than the norm, with an average height just below 6 feet, notes Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell. As of 2014, the average height of professional athletes is around 6 feet and 1 inch, reports Tony Manfred for Business Insider.

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