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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor (RJIF): 5.48

ISSN: 2456-0057

2021, Vol. 6, Issue 1
Body mass index and cardiorespiratory fitness among secondary school children in Sri-Lanka
Author(s): KSHMVWW Senevirathne
Abstract:
The objectives of this study are to contribute to the available knowledge concerning the assessment identifying sex and age-related norms of Body mass Index (BMI) and cardio respiratory fitness of the secondary school children in Sri Lanka. A quantitative approach was used in this study. Physical fitness assessments were implemented to measure BMI and cardio respiratory of 1300 students (700 boys and 600 girls) which was a randomly selected sample in the Kandy District. Due to non-availability of equipment to administer 20m shuttle run to measure cardiorespiratory fitness. One Mile walk test. These tests were validated by scholars around the world in reputed standard test batteries All the data were computed and analyzed to formulate test norms as percentile values, stratified by chronological age groups separately for boys and girls. The Study revealed that norms of the BMI and I mile walk test are slightly different with the, Indian, USA and European norms. However, we cannot say 1mile walk test and BMI value level of Sri Lankan boys and girls are not in a satisfactory level compared to such as standards, because these figures are normative base values.
Pages: 204-208  |  530 Views  80 Downloads


International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
How to cite this article:
KSHMVWW Senevirathne. Body mass index and cardiorespiratory fitness among secondary school children in Sri-Lanka. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2021;6(1):204-208.
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