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Bojan Masanovic1, Fitim Arifi2, Jovan Gardasevic1

1University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro
2University of Tetovo, Faculty of Physical Education, Tetovo, North Macedonia

Standing Height Estimation from Sitting Height Measurements in Adolescents in the Central Region of Kosovo

Sport Mont 2020, 18(2), 19-23 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.200611

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine a regression equation for the estimation of stature from sitting height measurements in the Central Region of Kosovo. This research was carried out on 193 subjects (100 male and 93 female). The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the ISAK protocol. The relationships between standing height and sitting height measurements were determined using simple correlation coefficients at a ninety-five per cent confidence interval. A comparison of the means of standing height and sitting height between genders was performed using a t-test. After that, a linear regression analysis was carried out to examine the extent to which sitting height can reliably predict standing height. The results revealed that Central Kosovan males are 180.32±5.88 cm tall and have a sitting height of 95.36±3.26 cm, while Central Kosovan females are 166.77±4.72 cm tall and have a sitting height of 89.84±2.92 cm. The results have shown that both genders make Central-Kosovans a tall group, taller that general Kosovan population. The results of this research study confirmed that sitting height reliably predicts stature in both genders of adolescents in the Central Region of Kosovo and revealed a very useful finding for physical anthropologists and experts from related fields.

Keywords

assessment, measures, stature, sitting height, Kosovan



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