Stature and its Estimation Utilizing Arm Span Measurements in Kosovan Adults: National Survey

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Fitim Arifi; Dusko Bjelica; Sami Sermaxhaj; Jovan Gardasevic; Miroslav Kezunovic & Stevo Popovic


The purpose of this research is to examine stature in both Kosovan sexes as well as its association with arm span, as an alternative to estimating stature. A total of 1623 individuals (830 boys and 793 girls) participated in this research. The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the protocol of ISAK. The relationships between stature and arm span were determined using simple correlation coefficients at a ninety-five percent confidence interval. Then a linear regression analysis was carried out to examine extent to which arm span can reliably predict stature. Results displayed that Kosovan boys are 179.52±5.96 cm tall and have an arm span of 181.29±7.02 cm, while Kosovan girls are 165.72±4.93 cm tall and have an arm span of 165.60±5.87 cm. The results have shown that both sexes made Kosovans a tall nation but not even close to be in the top tallest nations. Moreover, the arm span reliably predicts stature in both sexes.

KEY WORDS: Prediction; Measurement; Body Height; Arm Span; Kosovo.

How to cite this article

ARIFI, F.; BJELICA, D.; SERMAXHAJ, S.; GARDASEVIC, J.; KEZUNOVIC, M. & POPOVIC, S. Stature and its estimation utilizing arm span measurements in Kosovan adults: National survey. Int. J. Morphol., 35(3):1161-1167, 2017.