Anthropometric characteristics and sport background of athlete students

Sayyah, M. and Ghafouri, A. and Arab-Ameri, E. and Dehkhoda, M.R. and Babaei, T. (2003) Anthropometric characteristics and sport background of athlete students. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 7.

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Background : Evaluating the anthropometric characteristics and sport background of athlete students is of utmost importance. The present study was conducted to evaluate anthropometric characteristics of female and male athlete students of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology. Materials and methods : It was a descriptive study. Initial data including height, weight, waist and hip circumferences, and sport background of athletes were recorded. Results : 3700 students had entered this study, of these, 42.2 were females and 57.8 were males. The mean height of male and female athletes was 177.86 and 162.44 cm, respectively. Their mean weight was 71.63 and 56.51kg, respectively. BMI was 22.61 and 21.46 kg/m2, respectively. Among male athletes, 30.6 had learnt their interested sport at university, 31.1 at sport clubs, 27.2 at high school, and 10.6 in other places. For female athlete these figures were 10, 19.4, 44.2, and 26, respectively. The mean year of sport practice was 8.2 and 5.48 years for male and female athletes, respectively. Conclusion : Most of the athletes had normal anthropometric measures. These measures can be used to select suitable athlete for championships.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 12:19
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 12:07

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