Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Observation of children's age to predict maximum height

Sapta Kunta Purnama, Muhammad Furqon Hidayatullah, Fadilah Umar, Slamet Riyadi, Siti Nurunniyah, Eppy Setiyowati, Hilwah Nora, Agus Mukholid



The ideal height is one of the things that people in Indonesia and around the world want. This study aims to formulate guidelines for predicting the maximum height of men and women. The method used in this research is descriptive. This study observed the growth and development of height for girls aged 0-18 years and boys aged 0-19 years. This research was conducted in the city of Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. The research sample was obtained from Posyandu, PAUD, SD, SMP, and SMA. Data were collected by observing the respondent's height. Data analysis used the Miles and Huberman model, namely data reduction, data tabulation, data presentation, and concluding. Measurements for predicting a child's height can be done by considering weight and age percentage. The results showed that predicting a child's height could be done by considering the percentage of weight and age. Every year the growth of the child's height will increase according to the age of growth. Therefore, child height growth data can predict the maximum height of children at the age of 18 years for girls and 19 years for boys. Furthermore, the child height prediction method can be applied to determine the child's height in the future.


Physical education, Observation model, Height-for-age, Maximum height, Growth, Development


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