Mal J Nutr 23(1):15 - 159, 2017

SHORT COMMUNICATION
Estimation of Stature in Iranian Adults Using Knee Height

Mosavi Maleki S & Vahdat Shariatpanahi Z


ABSTRACT

Introduction: This study aimed to establish an equation for stature prediction using knee height in the Iranian population.
Methods: Anthropometric measurements of 320 (193 women and 127 men) healthy dormitory students of a medical sciences university were taken by a trained dietitian to minimise errors. Linear regression analysis was used to estimate stature with height as the dependent variable and knee height and age as independent variables. A control group (63 women and 67 men) was used for validation of prediction equations.
Results: The developed regression equations for height estimation by using knee height in Iranian men and women were 62.913 + (2.077 × Knee height) and 76.362 + (1.76 × Knee height) respectively. There was no significant difference between estimated mean height derived from the present study equation and actual mean height in the control group.
Conclusion: New stature prediction equations for both sexes using knee height are presented for the Iranian adult population, which may be different from those for other populations.

Keywords: Iranian adults, knee height, stature prediction

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