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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part E

Perception of weight and BMI among high school athletes


Author(s): C Abhaya Prakash, Pavan HR and Dr. Gerald Santhosh D’Souza

Abstract: Athletes tend to have greater muscle mass than non-athletes and muscle mass is more dense than fat, hence there is a bias in BMI with athletes having a higher BMI compared to similarly sized non-athletes. A measurement called percentile of body mass index (BMI) is used to identify overweight and obesity in study subjects. NCHS/CDC -2000 growth charts for children and adolescents aged 2–20 years. 72.7% of study subjects perceived themselves as of normal weight for their age and height, 16.8% perceived as of underweight and 10.5% perceived as of overweight/obese.

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How to cite this article:
C Abhaya Prakash, Pavan HR, Dr. Gerald Santhosh D’Souza. Perception of weight and BMI among high school athletes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(4):258-259.
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