International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part E (2018)
BMI status of rural high school boys of different academic disciplines of Punjab: A comparative study
Body mass index is the scientific formula of individual’s which described that the individual is underweight, optimal level of weight, overweight or obese. In this formula the weight of the individual measure in Kilograms and height is measure in CMs. BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. It is the inexpensive technique of measuring the fitness level
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to measure the BMI status of rural high school boys among the various school boys of Punjab.
Methodology: In this study the scholar used the random sampling method. 75 students were randomly selected from three districts of Punjab i.e. Gurdaspur, Mohali, Hoshiarpur. These 75 students were from above district’s schools which were located in the rural area of Punjab. The age of the students was between the 14 to 16 years.
Result: Null hypothesis was accepted as per the tables degree of freedom between the samples and within the samples shows the result 3.44 the calculated value is less which is not significant.
Conclusion: As per the conclusion of the study the students of Mohali observed healthy weight category with 19.71% where as the students from remaining two district considered as underweight category with the scoring of 18.22% Hoshiarpur and 16.84% Gurdaspur respectively.
How to cite this article:
Simarjit Singh. BMI status of rural high school boys of different academic disciplines of Punjab: A comparative study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(5): 286-288.