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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part A

A study to evaluate the anthropometric profile among Punjabi boys


Author(s): Manisha Uttam, Anuradha Lehri and Satpal Singh

Abstract: Anthropometry is the study of measurement of shape, size and proportions of human body. It is the important measure to assess physical characteristics and growth pattern of human body. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the important anthropometric measures among Punjabi boys. 40 hostel living Punjabi boys were participated in a study. The simple random sampling was used for the selection of the subjects. The anthropometric measurements taken for the assessment of subjects are height, body weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, hip circumference and waist hip ratio (WHR). The results of the present study indicated that, the mean height, weight and BMI with standard deviation of Punjabi boys was 174±24.05, 67.42±11.43 and 21.93±3.06 respectively. The mean waist, hip circumference, waist hip ratio with standard deviation was 32.87±3.72, 36.02 ± 3.14 and 0.91±0.08 respectively. The study concluded that BMI and waist hip ratio values are within the normal range among Punjabi boys.

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Manisha Uttam, Anuradha Lehri and Satpal Singh. A study to evaluate the anthropometric profile among Punjabi boys. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(6): 03-06.
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