Relationship Tibia Length/Standing Height in Central-Kosovan Adolescents
10 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2018
Date Written: March 11, 2018
Objective: The research purpose is to examine standing height in association with tibia length in both Kosovan genders in the Central Region, as an alternative to estimating standing height.
Methods: A 194 individuals (101 male and 93 female) were examined. The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the protocol of ISAK. Body height and tibia length relationships were determined using simple correlation coefficients at a ninety-five percent confidence interval. A comparison of means of standing height and tibia length between genders was performed using a t-test. After that a linear regression analysis were carried out to examine extent to which tibia length can reliably predict standing height.
Results: Results displayed that Central Kosovan male are 180.62±5.88 cm tall and have a tibia length of 39.21±2.22 cm, while female are 166.77±4.71 cm tall with a tibia length of 35.77±1.85 cm. The results have shown that both genders made Central-Kosovans a tall group, taller that general Kosovan population.
Conclusion: Moreover, the tibia length reliably predicts standing height in both genders; but, not reliably enough as arm span. This study also confirms the necessity for developing separate height models for each region in Kosovo as the results from Central-Kosovans don’t correspond to the general values.
Keywords: Prediction, Measurement, Stature, Tibia Length, Kosovan
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