2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Comparison of body fat percentage and nutritional knowledge among athletes and non-athletes
Author(s): Harleen Kaur and Dr. Nishan Singh Deol
The present study was designed to compare the body fat percentage and nutritional knowledge among male athletes of different level and sedentary people. 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. Nutritional knowledge of athletes and sedentary people were assessed by using Nutritional knowledge questionnaire based on the USDA’s current My Plate tool. On the other hand body fat percentage of athletes and sedentary people was measured by HBF-212 Body composition monitor.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 difference in body fat percentage and nutritional knowledge.
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Harleen Kaur and Dr. Nishan Singh Deol. Comparison of body fat percentage and nutritional knowledge among athletes and non-athletes. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 315-317.