JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Hanoi expects males to be 1.7 centimeters taller in next 8 years

Hanoi expects males to be 1.7 centimeters taller in next 8 years

Tuesday, November 08, 2022, 15:48 GMT+7
Hanoi expects males to be 1.7 centimeters taller in next 8 years
Twelfth-grade students in Hanoi. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The Hanoi Department of Health set a goal to raise the average heights of 17-year-old males and females to 170.5 centimeters and 159 centimeters, respectively, by 2030.

As of 2021, the average heights of 17-year-olds of the two sexes in the Vietnamese capital city were 168.8 centimeters and 157.4 centimeters, respectively.

These figures marked the corresponding increases of 2.4 centimeters and 0.2 centimeters from 2016.

Commenting on the topic, Nguyen Thi Lam, former deputy director of the National Institute of Nutrition under the Ministry of Health, asserted the feasibility of the Hanoi Department of Health’s height target, citing the Vietnamese male’s height improvement of 5.8 centimeters from 2000 to 2020.

Lam attributed the improvement to a more adequate nutritional regimen and parents’ higher attention to children’s diet and physical exercise.

“Only a small number of children in the suburbs are still malnourished,” Lam said. 

“In the inner city, most children are well taken care of. 

“Height growth is entirely possible in the current context. 

“However, it is necessary to implement many synchronous solutions, starting with taking care of nutrition and physical exercise in school and at home.”

A report by the Ministry of Health in August showed that the average height of young Vietnamese women increased from 152.3 centimeters in 2000 to 155.6 centimeters in 2020 while that of young Vietnamese men went up from 162.3 centimeters to 168.1 centimeters during the 20-year period.

Vietnam currently ranks fourth in Southeast Asia in average height, after Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia, according to the ministry.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news

Vaquitas still exist, but barely: sea 'panda' survey

The vaquita, a small porpoise on the verge of extinction, is still hanging in there, said scientists Wednesday who had spotted about a dozen specimens of Mexico's 'panda of the sea' on an expedition in May