To be officially classified as having dwarfism, individuals must have a maximum height of 4 feet, 10 inches. Although a height just under 5 feet is the cutoff for classification of dwarfism, the average height for individuals of short stature is 4 feet. In many instances, the terms "dwarves" and "little people" are used interchangeably. Although some people are born with dwarfism because of a random genetic error, most inherit the gene for short stature from one or both of their biological parents. Both men and women are affected by dwarfism, and reach full-grown adult heights of 2 feet, 8 inches to 4 feet, 8 inches.
Dwarf vs. Midget
Midget vs. Dwarf
I'm only 4'5 but have No health problems besides thyroid and cholesterol. Hi Lynda, It sounds like your health issues are managed, so no, unless you are ill and actually unable to work, you will not qualify. In reply to Hi Lynda, by Deanna. In reply to my hight 4. Your height along will not qualify you.
i would like to know the legal maximum height to be considered a midget?
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Dwarfism is short stature that results from a genetic or medical condition. Dwarfism is generally defined as an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches centimeters or less. The average adult height among people with dwarfism is 4 feet cm. Many different medical conditions cause dwarfism. In general, the disorders are divided into two broad categories:.