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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A

Gender and age differences in BMI and school sedentarism of undergraduates, Bauchi state college, North-Eastern Nigeria


Author(s): Ahmed Alhaji Azare

Abstract: The study was conducted to assess the Age and Gender differences in Body Mass Index of undergraduate male and female Health education students of Bauchi State College of Education, Nigeria and the challenges of school sedentarism. Subjects were 35 male and 35 female students purposefully sampled from a population of 195 undergraduate students. The participants were measured for height and weight by a Standard Instrument to calculate the BMI. T-test was used to find the gender difference, and One – way ANOVA and Post Hoc tested the age differences in the BMI of the subjects. A statistically significant Gender difference was found in the BMI with more females (Mean BMI: 25.35), having a higher BMI than their male counterparts (Mean BMI: 22.39). A significant difference was also found in the BMI of the Age groups 20 – 30 and 31 – 40. Based on the results, it was suspected that school sedentarism may likely contribute to the overweight of the students, although empirical evidence is needed to make generalizations.

Pages: 23-25  |  335 Views  19 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Ahmed Alhaji Azare. Gender and age differences in BMI and school sedentarism of undergraduates, Bauchi state college, North-Eastern Nigeria. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(1):23-25.
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