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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
BMI and Body fat percentage difference between caesarean and non-caesarean school girls
Author(s): Ratan Mandal, Dr. Sudarsan Biswas and Dr. Kallol Chaterjee
Abstract:
Background: Childhood obesity is a growing global health problem. Modern world with increasingly cheap, high calorie food, prepared foods that are high in things like salt, sugars or fat, combined with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, increasing urbanization and changing modes of transportation, it is no wonder that obesity has rapidly increased in the last few decades, around the world. There is one question which always arise in our mind whether delivery mode can effect on children’s BMI and Body Fat% ! The purpose of the study is to find out the difference in BMI and Body fat percentage level between caesarean and non-caesarean school Girls.
Materials & Method: Total number of subject selected for the study was 160, out of which 80 were Caesarean and 80 Non- Caesarean. They were doing study in class IX-X level from five difference school located at Bolpur and Kolkata, West Bengal in India. Measuring tape and Weighing machine was used for measuring standing height and body weight for calculating BMI. Dial type Skin fold Caliper was used for measuring fat% and Calculating the body fat%, Brozek et al 1963 fat percentage measurement formula & Jackson Pollock body density measurement formula was used. The collected data had calculated by using descriptive statistics and “t” test and level of significance was set on 0.05 level.
Result: There was a significance difference exist on BMI and Body Fat% level between caesarean and non-caesarean girls.
Conclusion: The finding demonstrated that caesarean born Girls has possessed higher BMI and Body Fat% level than Non- Caesarean Girls.
Pages: 339-341  |  593 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ratan Mandal, Dr. Sudarsan Biswas, Dr. Kallol Chaterjee. BMI and Body fat percentage difference between caesarean and non-caesarean school girls. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(1):339-341.
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