Body Height and Its Estimation Utilizing Shoulder Blade Length Measurements of Montenegrin Adolescents of Both Sexes

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Marina Vukotic; Zoran Milosevic & Dusko Bjelica


The purpose of this research is to determine a regression equation for estimation of stature from shoulder blade length measurements. The sample in this research comprised 1001 adolescents, all of whom were in their final year of high school (504 males and 497 females) among the population of Montenegrin adolescents. The stature and shoulder blade length measurements were taken according to the ISAK protocol, and the data were analyzed statistically. Linear regression analysis determined the prediction of and shoulder blade length on the criterion variable a body height at the significance level of p <0.05. These relations are presented by using a scatter diagram (Fig. 2). Thereby, we obtained the coefficient of determination, the multiple correlation coefficients, the partial correlation coefficient, the regression, t-test and standardized beta coefficient. The research study confirmed that shoulder blade length reliably predicts stature in both sexes of Montenegrin adolescents and revealed a very useful finding for physical anthropologists and experts from related fields. It was confirmed that there is a correlation between shoulder blade length and body height (males: 34.3 %, females: 38.8 %). Therefore, shoulder blade length proves to be a reliable predictor for the actual body height estimates.

KEY WORDS: Prediction; Anthropometry; Shoulder Blade Length; Montenegrin.

How to cite this article

VUKOTIC, M.; MILOSEVIC, Z. & BJELICA, D. Body height and its estimation utilizing shoulder blade length measurements of Montenegrin adolescents of both sexes. Int. J. Morphol., 39(3):902-906, 2021.