Correlation between anthropometrical variables and body surface area

  • Mart Lintsi The Centre for Physical Anthropology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Helje Kaarma The Centre for Physical Anthropology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Marina Aunapuu Chair of Histology, Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Andres Arend Chair of Histology, Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Rein Aule Chair of Coaching, Institute of the Sport Pedagogy, Faculty of Exercise Sciences, University of Tartu, Estonia
Keywords: correlation analysis, anthropometrical variables, body surface area

Abstract

The goal of the present study was to investigate correlation between the body surface area created by various formulas and other anthropometric measurements.The subjects of the present investigation were 17-year-old conscripts of the town of Tartu and Tartu County. In all of them height, weight, 33 anthropometric variables and 12 skinfolds were measured. The measurements were made according to the recommendations of Martin (Knussmann, 1988). The body surface area was calculated by five different formulas. There was significant correlation between the body surface area and the other anthropometric variables.
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