2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Comparison of body mass index and dietary habits among athletes and non-athletes
Author(s): Harleen Kaur and Dr. Nishan Singh Deol
The present study was designed to compare the body mass index and dietary habits among male athletes of different level and non athletes. Total one hundred twenty (N=120) samples were selected. 30 inter-universities, 30 from inter-college, 30 international sportsmen and 30 non athletes selected to act as subjects for the present study, with the age ranging between 17-25 years. Dietary habits of athletes and non athletes were assessed by using Dietary habits questionnaire based on the USDA’s current My Plate. On the other hand body mass index of athletes and non athletes was measured by Quetelet Index Formula. The data obtained after scoring the questionnaires filled up by the subjects to analysis on computer through statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 16.0. The differences in the mean of each group for selected variable were tested for the significance of difference by One-way Analysis of variance (ANOVA). In all the analyses, the 5% critical level (p<0.05) was considered to indicate statistical significance. Results of the study explicated statistically that there was significant and insignificant difference in dietary habits and body mass index.
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Harleen Kaur and Dr. Nishan Singh Deol. Comparison of body mass index and dietary habits among athletes and non-athletes. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 311-314.