Relationship between Sitting Height Measurements and Standing Height with Central Kosovan Adolescents
10 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018
Date Written: March 17, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this research is to examine standing height in both Kosovan genders in the Central Region as well as its association with sitting height, as an alternative to estimating standing height.
Methods: A total of 193 individuals (100 male and 93 female) participated in this research. The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the protocol of ISAK. The relationships between standing 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: Results displayed that Central Kosovan male are 180.32±5.88cm tall and have a sitting height of 95.36±3.26cm, while Central Kosovan female are 166.77±4.72cm tall and have a sitting height of 89.84±2.92cm. The results have shown that both genders made Central-Kosovans a tall group, taller that general Kosovan population.
Conclusion: 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 Central-Kosovans don’t correspond to the general values.
Keywords: prediction, measurement, stature, sitting height, Kosovan
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