Body height in Kosovo population and its estimation from tibia length: National survey

  • Jovan Gardašević
Keywords: prediction, body height, tibia length, Kosovo


The purpose of this research study was to examine the body height in both sexes of Kosovan adults. Furthermore, the relationship between tibia length and body height was used as an alternative to estimating the body height for some groups of the population. The studied sample included 1,623 individuals (830 men, aged 18.26±0.45 and 793 women, aged 18.24±0.43). The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the protocol of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). The results have shown that the male Kosovans are 179.52±5.96 cm tall and have a tibia length of 40.19±2.90 cm, while the female Kosovans are 165.72±4.93 cm tall and have a tibia length of 36.48±2.41 cm. The results have also shown that the body height of males
and females from Kosovo is lower than in the tallest European nations. The analysis also showed that tibia length fairly reliably predicts body height in males and females from Kosovo.