International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part K (2017)
Comparative study on growth pattern of 6–10 years rural and urban students
Md Maidul Islam, Rudranath Chatterjee and Arnab Ghosh
A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare the physical growth pattern amongst rural and urban students. Rural students were from Arambagh Sub-Division of Hooghly district and urban students were from Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India. There aged between 6 to 10 years. A total of 122 rural subjects out of which 61were boys and rests were girls and 232 urban subjects out of which 119 were boys and rests were girls from three schools were selected as the subjects for the study. The anthropometric measurements like height and weight were taken. To find out the chronological age, height and weight used instruments and tools were School register, Stadiometer and Weighing machine. All statistical calculation was done by standard procedure. Independent t-test was used to find out the statistical significance of two group mean difference. The statistical calculations were completed using SPSS version 10. Statistical significance ware tested at 0.05 levels. Urban male students are taller in 7, 8 and 9-year group, heavier in 7,8,9 and 10 year group and B.M.I ware greater in 6,7,8 and 9 year group than the rural students. Urban female students are taller in 8 and 9-year group, heavier in 8, 9 and 10 year group and B.M.I ware greater in 6, 8, 9 and 10 year group than the rural students.
How to cite this article:
Md Maidul Islam, Rudranath Chatterjee and Arnab Ghosh. Comparative study on growth pattern of 6–10 years rural and urban students. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3): 706-709.