1University of Tetovo, Faculty of Physical Education, Tetovo, North Macedonia
2University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro
Relationship between Sitting Height Measurements and Standing Height: A Prospective Regional Study among Adolescents in the Northern Region of Kosovo
The purpose of this research is to determine a regression equation for the estimation of stature from sitting height measurements in the northern region of Kosovo. This research was carried out on 177 individuals (87 male and 90 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, following which a linear regression analysis was carried out to examine the extent to which sitting height can reliably predict standing height. The results reveal that northern Kosovan males are 180.29±5.72 cm tall and have a sitting height of 95.64±3.93 cm, while northern Kosovan females are 165.36±4.56 cm tall and have a sitting height of 90.19±3.03 cm. The results indicate that both genders made northern Kosovans a tall group, slightly taller than the general male and a slightly shorter than the general female Kosovan population. Moreover, the sitting height reliably predicts standing height in both genders, but not as reliably as arm span. This study also confirms the necessity for developing separate height models for each region in Kosovo as the results from northern Kosovans do not correspond to the values of the general Kosovan population.
prediction, measures, stature, sitting height, northern Kosovan
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