Sitting Height/Standing Height Relationship in Southern Region of Kosovo

Posted: 14 Mar 2018

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Bojan Masanovic

University of Montenegro - Faculty for Sport and Physical Education

Jovan Gardasevic

University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education

Fitim Arifi

University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education

Date Written: March 12, 2018

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine standing height in both Kosovan genders in the Southern Region as well as its association with sitting height, as an alternative to estimating standing height. A total of 225 individuals (120 male and 105 female) participated in this research. The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the protocol of ISAK. The relationships between body height and sitting height were determined using simple correlation coefficients at a ninety-five percent confidence interval. A comparison of means of standing height and sitting height between genders was performed using a t-test. After that a linear regression analysis were carried out to examine extent to which sitting height can reliably predict standing height. Results displayed that Southern Kosovan male are 178.61±5.73cm tall and have a sitting height of 94.05±3.09cm, while Southern Kosovan female are 165.33±4.46cm tall and have a sitting height of 89.34±2.50cm. The results have shown that both genders made Southern-Kosovans a tall group, but shorter than general Kosovan population. Moreover, the sitting height 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 Southern-Kosovans don’t correspond to the general values.

Keywords: Prediction, Measurement, Stature, Sitting Height, Kosovan

Suggested Citation

Masanovic, Bojan and Gardasevic, Jovan and Arifi, Fitim, Sitting Height/Standing Height Relationship in Southern Region of Kosovo (March 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3138523 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3138523

Bojan Masanovic (Contact Author)

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Fitim Arifi

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