Relationship Between Sitting Height Measurements and Standing Height: A Prospective Regional Study among Adolescents in the Southern Region of Kosovo

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Bojan Masanovic; Fitim Arifi & Jovan Gardasevic


The purpose of this research is to determine a regression equation for the estimation of stature from sitting height measurements in the Southern Region of Kosovo. This research was carried out on 225 individuals (120 male and 105 female). The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the ISAK protocol. The relationships between standing height and sitting height measurements were determined using simple correlation coefficients at a 95 % 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 was carried out to examine the extent to which sitting height can reliably predict standing height. The results revealed that Southern Kosovan males are 178.61±5.73 cm tall and have a sitting height of 94.05±3.09 cm, while Southern Kosovan females are 165.33±4.46 cm tall and have a sitting height of 89.34±2.50 cm. The results have shown that both genders made Southern-Kosovans a tall group, taller than the general Kosovan population. This research study confirmed that sitting height reliably predicts stature in both genders of adolescents in the Southern Region of Kosovo and revealed a very useful finding for physical anthropologists and experts from related fields.

KEY WORDS: Prediction; Measures; Stature; Sitting Height; Kosovan.

How to cite this article

MASANOVIC, B.; ARIFI, F. & GARDASEVIC, J. Relationship between sitting height measurements and standing height: A prospective regional study among adolescents in the southern region of Kosovo. Int. J. Morphol., 38(6):1681-1685, 2020.