Publication details

The coast of giants: an anthropometric survey of high schoolers on the Adriatic coast of Croatia

Authors

GRASGRUBER Pavel STRAČÁROVÁ Nikola HRAZDÍRA Eduard CACEK Jan HŘEBÍČKOVÁ Sylva KALINA Tomáš

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source PeerJ — the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Citation
WWW https://peerj.com/articles/6598/
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6598
Keywords Croatia; Dalmatia; Dinaric Alps; Height; Body proportions
Description The aim of this anthropometric survey was to map regional differences in height and body proportions in eight counties adjacent to the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Body height was measured in 1,803 males and 782 females aged 17–20 years at 66 schools in 23 towns. When corrected for population size in regions, mean male height is 182.6 cm in all eight counties, 182.8 cm in seven counties of Adriatic Croatia, and 183.7 cm in four counties of Dalmatia proper. These results show that young men from Dalmatia are currently the tallest in the world in the age category of 18 years, and the north-to-south gradient of increasing stature on the Adriatic coast largely mirrors that in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
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