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International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 113–120 | Cite as

Measured versus self-reported body height

  • Krzyżanowska M. 
  • Umławska W. 
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Abstract

Students (105 males and 298 females) of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of University of Wrocław of 19–28 years of age were examined. The questionnaire and body height measurements were conducted in February and March of the year 2000. The measured as well as self — reported body height were analyzed depending on socio — economic variables such as the students' parents' education, the students' place of residence and their families' financial status, until the students' 14 year of age. The analysis of the mean self — reported and measured body height values demonstrated insignificant differences for men and the significant ones for women. Tall women declare greater than actual body height and only tall men appeared to be insignificantly taller than their questionnaire answers suggested. The analysis of the mean differences with regard to the size and kind of the place of residence didn't show significant differences. Similarly, neither the educational level nor the financial status constitute a differentiating factor with regard to the analyzed characteristics.

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Student Body height 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzyżanowska M. 
    • 1
  • Umławska W. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Wroclaw, PolandWrocław

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