Relationship between Sitting Height Measurements and Standing Height with Northern Kosovan Adolescents

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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 17, 2018

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine standing height in both Kosovan genders in the Northern Region as well as its association with sitting heigh, as an alternative to estimating standing height. A total of 177 individuals (87 male and 90 female) participated in this research. The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the protocol of ISAK. The relationships between standing height and sitting heigh were determined using simple correlation coefficients at a ninety-five percent confidence interval. A comparison of means of standing height and sitting heigh between genders was performed using a t-test. After that a linear regression analysis were carried out to examine extent to which sitting heigh can reliably predict standing height. Results displayed that Northern Kosovan male are 180.29±5.72cm tall and have a sitting heigh of 95.64±3.93cm, while Northern Kosovan female are 165.36±4.56cm tall and have a sitting heigh of 90.19±3.03cm. The results have shown that both genders made Northern-Kosovans a tall group, a little bit taller than male and a little bit shorter than female 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 Northern-Kosovans don’t correspond to the general values.

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

Suggested Citation

Masanovic, Bojan and Gardasevic, Jovan and Arifi, Fitim, Relationship between Sitting Height Measurements and Standing Height with Northern Kosovan Adolescents (March 17, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3142917 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3142917

Bojan Masanovic

University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education ( email )

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Jovan Gardasevic (Contact Author)

University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education ( email )

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Fitim Arifi

University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education ( email )

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