2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Analytical study of skeletal muscle in relation to age among teenage school girls
Author(s): Dr. Akwinder Kaur
Skeletal muscle strength and muscle mass decline with age. These declines are associated with reduced functional capacity and an increased risk of musculoskeletal injury and dependent care. The study aimed to assess the skeletal muscle in relation to age among teenage school girls. In the present study an attempt has been made to report the skeletal muscle % among school girls of Punjab, total 6000 students were selected with stratified random sampling technique, ranging in age from 10-17 years. Height and weight were measured in all participants and the skeletal muscle percent (SM %) of each individual was calculated with the bio electrical impedance machine scale of HBF-361. Skeletal muscle percent classes on the basis of age groups (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 years) were calculated according to the skeletal muscle percent. The observations revealed that the overall mean value of various age group 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 years girls was 28.17, 28.56. 29.03, 28.69, 28.53, 27.69 & 27.80 respectively. Skeletal muscle percent showed decreasing trend with age increase.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Akwinder Kaur. Analytical study of skeletal muscle in relation to age among teenage school girls. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):200-203.