Anthropometric studies of head diameters in Bosnian high school students

Aida Sarac-Hadzihalilovic


Background: The aim of this study was to assess the anthropometric head measurements of high school students, compare them between the sexes of the same grade and between grade levels (from the first grade to the fourth) individually for each sex, and examine the correlation between the anthropometric head measurements, age and sex, independently for both males and females and for each individual grade level. 

Method: The participants of this study were high school students attending first to fourth grade, 20 students per grade level among which there were ten female participants and ten male participants. The age range of the students was from 14 to 18. The measurements were taken using craniometric methods.

Results: The results showed that all of the measured linear parameters were higher among males, particularly head width, that the probability of a person being female drops with the increase in each of the measured parameters, particularly head width, and that the significance of the impact of all parameters on sex drops with the increase in participants’ age. The highest correlation was ascertained between the total face height and forehead width parameters.

Conclusion: Discriminant functional analysis better correctly allocated female (92,5%), than male (82,5%) participant in our sample.


morphometry, head diameter, high school

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DOI: 10.5457/ams.v50i1-2.532