Values of the body mass index of adolescents from Romania reported to the number for hours of physical education practiced

  • G. Badicu Department of Physical Education and Special Motility, Faculty of Physical Education and Mountain Sports, University Transilvania of Braşov http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4100-8765
Keywords: adolescents, body mass index, pupils, high school

Abstract

Purpose: The objective of this research is to show the values of the body mass index (BMI) of adolescents in Romania, Brasov county, reported to the number hours of physical education practiced.Material: The experiment was conducted between October 2016 - January 2017 in four high schools in Brasov county: Andrei Şaguna High School, Andrei Mureşanu High School, Unirea High School and Sports High School. This research was conducted on 470 pupils, of whom 224 are boys and 246 are girls, aged between 14 and 18. All the subjects (n=470) had their BMI calculated, depending on gender/grade/age and high school. Results: The results of the ANOVA One-Way analysis have shown a significant statistical difference between the four high schools in terms of BMI average level (F=36.493; p<0.001), in both boys and girls (F=33.100; p<0.001). Furthermore, also in terms of age, there are significant statistical differences between boys (F=6.085; p<0.001) and girls (F=3.920; p=0.004). The results of the Tukey test presented significant differences between the four high schools, as far as subjects’ gender is concerned as well.  Conclusions: The study has shown that the values of the BMI are higher in pupils from Andrei Şaguna, Andrei Mureşanu, Unirea high schools and lower in pupils from the Sports High School, both in boys and in girls.

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Author Biography

G. Badicu, Department of Physical Education and Special Motility, Faculty of Physical Education and Mountain Sports, University Transilvania of Braşov
georgian.badicu@unitbv.ro; 500068 Braşov, Romania

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2018-08-30
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Badicu G. Values of the body mass index of adolescents from Romania reported to the number for hours of physical education practiced. Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports. 2018;22(4):177-83. https://doi.org/10.15561/18189172.2018.0402
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