2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
BMI and body fat distribution among school children at areas of high altitude and low altitude
Author(s): Vishwanth T, Dr. Eshwara KA and Dr. SK Manjunatha
Physical education has devised organized games and sports in a systematic way within the frame work of educational institutions. Every student or child who participates in games and sports will know a lot about the human movement. Morphology measurements are also essential for allotting physical activities to individual students according to their fitness. For this study B.M.I and Body Fat Distribution among School Children at Areas of High Altitude and Low Altitude was taken, The study was limited in following aspects and these limitations were taken into consideration while interpreting the results. The study was limited to high school students, and The morphological measurements were done with the limited facilities available. High altitude region was delimited to Madikeri and low altitude region was delimited to Mangalore. Morphological variables, Weight, Height, Skin fold, Biceps, Triceps, Sub scapular, Super iliac, Lateral abdomen and Test Batteries. The study is based on BMI and Body Fat distribution among school children at areas of high altitude and Low altitude. The subjects have been selected for the concern study are school children’s. Total of 100 students were selected out of 50 were from high altitude and 50 from low altitude. BMI was measured through skin fold caliper. The BMI values of students residing in low altitude region I more than those residing at high altitude. The difference is not significant at.05 level of significance as to T value to be surpassed is 2.02.The skin fold measurements of low altitude students is high in student at low altitude than in student at high altitude. The difference is not significant at.05 level of significance.
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Vishwanth T, Dr. Eshwara KA, Dr. SK Manjunatha. BMI and body fat distribution among school children at areas of high altitude and low altitude. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):397-399.