Standing Height and its Estimation Utilizing Foot Length Measurements in Kosovan Adults: National Survey

  • Stevo Popovic University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education
  • Fitim Arifi AAB College, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Dusko Bjelica University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro
Keywords: Prediction, Measurement, Stature, Foot Length, Kosovo

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine standing height in both Kosovan genders as well as its association with foot length, as an alternative to estimating standing height. A total of 1623 individuals (830 male and 793 female) participated in this research. The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the protocol of ISAK. The relationships between body height and foot length were determined using simple correlation coefficients at a ninety-five percent confidence interval. A comparison of means of standing height and foot length between genders was performed using a t-test. Then a linear regression analysis was carried out to examine extent to which foot length can reliably predict standing height. Results displayed that Kosovan male are 179.52±5.96cm tall and have a foot length of 26.22±1.19cm, while Kosovan female are 165.72±4.93cm tall and have a foot length of 23.52±1.01cm. The results have shown that both genders made Kosovans a tall nation but not even close to be in top tallest nations. Moreover, the foot length reliably predicts standing height in both genders; but, not reliably enough as arm span.

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Published
2017-07-28
How to Cite
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Popovic S, Arifi F, Bjelica D. Standing Height and its Estimation Utilizing Foot Length Measurements in Kosovan Adults: National Survey. International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology [Internet]. 28Jul.2017 [cited 18Dec.2017];6(2):1-. Available from: http://www.ijaep.com/index.php/IJAE/article/view/150
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Applied Exercise Physiology