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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor (RJIF): 5.48

ISSN: 2456-0057

2021, Vol. 6, Issue 2
Body mass index and a body shape index of adult sedentary men & women
Author(s): Jisha Abraham and Bipin Balan
Abstract:
Background: The Body Mass Index (BMI) and a body shape index (ABSI) are anthropometric predictors for many lifestyle diseases and also evaluate the physical health status of adolescents. The Body Mass Index (BMI) and a body shape index (ABSI) are currently recommended by several guidelines to classify overweight and obesity. The study aimed to assess the Body Mass Index and Body Shape Index of adult sedentary men & women.
Methods: For the study, a total of thousand (N=1000) sedentary adult men and women were selected from all parts of Kerala ages ranged from 20 to 25 years. The following variables were selected for the present study. Body height, body weight, waist circumference are used to assess the derived variables Body Mass Index and Body Shape Index of adult sedentary men &women. The body weight is measured through the electronic weighing machine, height is measured with a stadiometer and waist circumference is measured through anthropometric tape.
Results and Conclusion: The findings of the study revealed that means a score of BMI and ABSI is well within the normal ranges for both men and women. The majority of sedentary men and are characterized by normal BMI and ABSI. The majority of men 80.65% and women 77% come under normal values.
Pages: 90-92  |  624 Views  75 Downloads


International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
How to cite this article:
Jisha Abraham, Bipin Balan. Body mass index and a body shape index of adult sedentary men & women. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2021;6(2):90-92.
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