metric vs. standard measurements

Hi All:

I'm working on a project where I let the user choose Metric or Standard measurements.  For all of you who use Metric (i.e., the world other than the U.S.), what unit is most common to use when referring to a person's height?  Do you say that person is 'x' meters tall or 'x' centimeters tall?  Random question I know, but important to this module.  From the U.S. perspective, we say, "John is 6 feet, 2 inches," rather than, "John is 74 inches tall."

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Holly MacDonald

Ft and inches common in Canada, inches only used with kids (mainly to justify meeting high requirement for amusement parks and car seats). Although TBH I'm the generation where they adopted metric in primary school, so while I fill up on gas in litres and travel kilometers, I could not tell you how tall I am in meters or kilograms. Not fully literate in one or the other. Sad but true.