International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part H (2016)
An assessment and comparison of body fat percentage among government and private school boys
Mohammad Muzamil Shah and Dr. Sandhya Tiwari
The objective of the study was to assess and compare body fat percentage among government and private adolescent school boys. Two hundred government school boys (n=200) and two hundred private school boys (n=200) were selected randomly with age ranging between 14 to 17 years. The subjects were taken from different government and private schools of Delhi and were assessed for body fat percentage using skinfold caliper. Triceps and calf skinfold sites were selected and slaughters equation for calculating body fat percentage was used. The data was analysed by using descriptive statistics and independent sample ‘t’ test. There was a significant difference in body fat percentage between government and private school boys. It was concluded that private school boys have more body fat percentage than government boys. The level of significance was set at 0.05.
How to cite this article:
Mohammad Muzamil Shah, Dr. Sandhya Tiwari. An assessment and comparison of body fat percentage among government and private school boys. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(12):536-538.