2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
A study on BMI and selected anthropometric measures of santal boys
Author(s): Rasamoy Hansda and Dr. Kanchan Bandopadhyay
The purpose of the study was to find out and compare the BMI and Selected anthropometric variables between tribal and general school going subjects. Total 416 boys (208 = Tribal community and rest 208 = General community) were selected as subjects by the random sampling technique. The age of the subjects was ranged from 13 years to 16 years and divided into four groups like Gr- A: 13 years, Gr- B: 14 years, Gr- C: 15 years and Gr- D: 16 years. So, the four-age group were named as TA, TB, TC & TD for Tribal boys and GA, GB, GC & GD for General boys. The subjects’ Body Weight, Height, BMI, Arm Girth, Forearm Girth, Thigh girth Mid-Thigh Girth and Calf girth were considered as criterion measure. The measuring procedure for anthropometric variables were done by the guidelines of ISAK, 2006. The mean and standard deviation (S.D.) were calculated for the analysis of the data as descriptive statistics. Statistical significance of two group i.e. Tribal boys and General boys in respective age group, mean difference was tested by Independent – Sample T. Test. All the statistics were calculated by using SPSS version 25.
Pages: 1027-1030 | 224 Views 11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rasamoy Hansda and Dr. Kanchan Bandopadhyay. A study on BMI and selected anthropometric measures of santal boys. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 1027-1030.