The Average Man, Here and Abroad

See how the American man measures up to the average height and weight of men in the Netherlands, France and Japan.

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Nickolay Lamm
Artist Nickolay Lamm created 3-D computer-generated avatars of American, Japanese, French and men from the Netherlands, ages 30 to 39. American men sport the biggest guts and butt. See more at Lamm's blog post.
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From left to right: the average man from America, Japan, the Netherlands, and France.
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The Body Mass Index (BMI) for a typical American adult is 28.6, according to the CDC. BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered "normal," while 25 to 29.9 is "overweight." A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
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The avatar of the average Japanese male reflects a national BMI of 23.7. The Netherlands avatar shows a 25.2 BMI and the avatar for France represents a 25.5 BMI.
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An American (left) and a French man. French men have on average a 25.55 BMI, are 5.7 feet tall and have a 36 inch waist.
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Japanese men are on average 5.6 feet tall, have a 23.7 BMI, and have a 32.5 inch waist.
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A side-by-side of the average American next to the average man from the Netherlands. Men from the Netherlands, on average, have a 25.2 BMI, are 6 feet tall and have a 35 inch waist.
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Average American man next to the average man from the Netherlands.
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