The purpose of the present study was to analyze the selected physical performance and nutritional status of tribal, non-tribal and coastal area high school students in Kerala. To achieve the purpose of the study, a total of 750 students were selected from the government and aided schools in Kerala. The age of the subjects ranged from 14 to 15 years. The selected girls were divided in to three groups as per the tribal, non-tribal and coastal area students. Each group consisted of 250 subjects.
The physical performances variables for the study were agility and jump for distance. The nutritional status was found out by using the formula body mass divided by the squares of their height. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used for each variable separately to find out the significant difference among tribal, non-tribal and coastal area students. The level of significance was fixed at 0.01 levels. Wherever F ratio was found to be significant, post-hoc comparison (Duncan’s test) was used to find out which pair of the groups shown more significant difference.