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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part B

Relation between socioeconomic status and body composition in Burundi high school student


Author(s): PR Ngayimbesha Adrien, Dr. Bizimana Jean Berchmans and Nzisabira Felix

Abstract: Introduction: A person’s weak or physical strength is more dependent to the human life environment such as natural environment, socioeconomic environment, nutrition and how the body is physically maintained (physical fitness).
Aim: The present study aimed to compare physiological indicator of physical fitness among rural and urban living student and to establish the influence of socioeconomic indicators in the development of physical fitness among these two groups.
Method: Two different methods have been used in the present study: test method to obtain our participant fitness characteristics and documentation method to obtain our population socioeconomic indicators used to find out the relationship between those two groups (physical fitness and socioeconomic) indicators.
Results: Statistical results show that underweight, overweight, obese, body fat percentage as body composition indicators have a strong correlation to economy as indicator of socioeconomic status. No correlation has been obtained between these body composition indicators with health and education as indicators of socioeconomic status. Consider Blood lipids (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL-C, LDL-C) as physiological indicator, study results showed strong to very strong correlation between these indicators and economy. Statistical result showed a positive but a very weaken correlation between these blood lipids indicators and education and health as socioeconomic status indicators.
Conclusion: A strong interdependence between body compositions, physiological indicators of physical fitness and economic status has been observed among urban and rural living participant to the study.
- For some body composition indicators of physical fitness paired to education and health as socioeconomic component, no correlation has been obtained;
- Blood lipids as physiological indicators paired to health and education showed a very weaken correlation.


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How to cite this article:
PR Ngayimbesha Adrien, Dr. Bizimana Jean Berchmans, Nzisabira Felix. Relation between socioeconomic status and body composition in Burundi high school student. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(4):97-102.
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