Nationwide Stature Estimation from Forearm Length Measurements in Montenegrin Adolescents

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Marina Vukotic; Desanka Radojicic & Djurdja Buric


The purpose of this research is to determine a regression equation for estimation of stature from forearm length measurements. This research was carried out on 1200 subjects (604 male and 596 female) among the population of Montenegrin adolescents. The stature and forearm length measurements were taken according to the ISAK protocol, and the data were analyzed statistically. Linear regression analysis determined the prediction of forearm length on the criterion variable a body height at the significance level of p <0.05. These relations are presented in the form of scatter diagram. Thereby, we obtained the coefficient of determination, the multiple correlation coefficients, the partial correlation coefficient, the regression, t-test and standardized beta coefficient. The results of this research study confirmed that forearm 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 forearm length and body height (males: 31.9 %, females: 33.3 %).

KEY WORDS: Anthropometry; Prediction; Forearm Length; Montenegrin.

How to cite this article

VUKOTIC, M.; RADOJICIC, D. & BURIC, D. Nationwide stature estimation from forearm length measurements in Montenegrin adolescents. Int. J. Morphol., 41(3):764-768, 2023.