International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part O (2015)
Assessment of Anthropometric Characteristic Relate with Lumber Curvature among Santal Community Tribal Children
Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to find out the status of Lumber curvature of the lateral spine and anthropometrics characteristic among Santal community tribal children and how these anthropometrics characteristic related with Lumber curvature. Methodology: Twenty eight male Santal tribal children (N=28), age ranged from 13-16 years were taken as the subjects from ‘Nayantara Charitable Truest’, Birbhum District, W.B, India. ‘Inclinometer’ was used to measure the angle of Lateral Lumber curvature (LLC0) and T12 to S1 degree of angle was taken respectively . To analyses the anthropometrics characteristic selected variables were measured as following, a) Standing Height (SH) [ 4]: ‘Anthropometric Rod’, was taken to measure the height. b) Body Weight (BW ) [ 4]: ‘Weighing machine’, was taken for determination the weight. c) Floor to Navel Height (FNH) : ‘Anthropometric Rod’, was taken to measure the floor to navel height. d) Trunk and Neck Length (TNL) : The researcher took the nearest millimeter distance to between the tips of the subject’s nose and the seat of the chair the subject were sitting in. e) Body Surface Area (BSA): Height and weight were taken and put it in the Mosteller’s formula (1987) , BSA (m2) = SQR RT ([Height(cm) x Weight(kg)] / 3600 ). f) Waist Hip Ratio (WHR): Waist and Hip were measured to its nearest centimeters put it in the following formula: Waist Hip Ratio (WHR) = Waist (cm) / Hip (cm) . The collecting data were calculated by using Descriptive Statistic and Coefficient of Correlation “r” and level of significance was set at 0.05 levels. Findings: Significant negative co-relational were existed in case of Lateral Lumber Curvature (LLC) with all anthropometrics characteristic variables. Mean and Standard Deviation has been found 35.140 ± 8.380 (LLC), 155.07 cm ± 10.38 cm (SH), 42.03 kg ± 8.63 kg (BW), 93.07 cm ± 6.63 cm (FNH), 63.78 cm ± 5.79 cm (TNL), 1.34 m2 ± 0.16 m2 (BSA) and 0.85 cm ± 0.03 cm (WHR) respectively. Conclusion: All selected anthropometrics characteristic of Santal children were significantly negative co-related with their Lateral Lumber curvature.
How to cite this article:
Santu Dhara. Assessment of Anthropometric Characteristic Relate with Lumber Curvature among Santal Community Tribal Children. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(9):972-976.