A dwarf is an extremely short adult who is less than 58 inches tall. The word midget is considered derogatory and offensive. Both words describe a short person, but refer to different physical characteristics and genetic conditions. The term midget is now rarely used and is considered offensive. But its usage was very common until the end of the twentieth century. It has given way to "short person" or "little person".
How are the terms "dwarf," "little person," and "person of short stature" commonly used?
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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.
Dwarfism occurs when an organism is exceptionally small. In cases of proportionate dwarfism , both the limbs and torso are unusually small. Intelligence is usually normal, and most have a nearly normal life expectancy.
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:.