Comparing age groups anthropometric measures of young male student athletes participating in the Ministry of Health and medical education competetions

Asadi, M.H. and Sayyah, M. and Rajabi, M. (2012) Comparing age groups anthropometric measures of young male student athletes participating in the Ministry of Health and medical education competetions. Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, 9 (1). pp. 181-186.

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Abstract

Anthropometric measures such as height, weight, and body composition have long been indispensable measures used to assess the health of general population in medicine and fitness in sport sciences. The purpose of this descriptive study was to compare the mean values of height, weight, and BMI of different age groups male student athletes participating in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Competition. In this descriptive cross sectional study, a total of 840 young male student athletes competing in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Competition voluntarily participated. The data were collected at the competition sites by using a Seca scale equipped with adjustable height bar made in Germany. All the statistical analysis was performed by SPSS:PC version 12.0. The results of the study showed that the means for age, weight, height, and BMI were 23.72±3.51yr, 69.16±9.43kg, 175.72±6.62cm and 22.38±2.59kgm2, respectively. The results of ANOVA test showed a significant increase in the BMI and weight of male athletes (p<0.05). However no such increase was present for the height variable. It was concluded that BMI and weight of the male athlete students increases significantly by the increase in age.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; anthropometry; article; athlete; body height; body mass; body weight; competition; devices; groups by age; human; human experiment; male; male athlete; Ministry of Health and Medical Education competition; normal human; Seca scale
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Science General
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 16:08
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 16:08
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/775

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