Thursday, February 19, 2009

What is the life expectancy of someone with dwarfism?

The length of life in a little person greatly varies, depending on the severity of their condition. The youngest has died at an age as early as 20, but many dwarfs lead completely normal lives and life just as long as regular humans. In the United States that age is around 80. But many do die around the average age of 70. Of course the living conditions in different regions of the world will affect the life expectancy.


  1. "Regular humans" might be better phrased as "people of average height" or something similar. I cringed when I read that. It seems to imply that little people aren't regular or human. Yikes! I'm certain that wasn't intended. Otherwise it's a nice bit of information. Thanks.

  2. My thought was the same when i read that sentence...they should have changed it in the article after you pointed it out.