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International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences

2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part A

Physical fitness status of tribal school children in Kerala

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Usha S Nair
ABSTRACT:
The purpose of the research was to assess the physical fitness status of children tribal school children from Kerala. The participants were 1116 school children between the age group of 10-12 years from eighteen modern residential Tribal Schools from the state Kerala. Out of these 551 were boys and 565 were girls. The variables and test selected were Speed (20 m dash), Muscular Strength (Standing broad jump, medicine ball throw, vertical jump, sit ups) Flexibility (Sit and reach test), cardiovascular endurance (600 yards run/walk) and Body Mass Index (BMI). Descriptive statistics and Percentiles was computed for each of the selected variables for both boys and girls. In the case of BMI of 1 boys the mean BMI was 14.79 and for girls was 15.46. In 20 Meters sprint boys mean value was 4.05 and girls was 4.31. In vertical jump boys mean value was 30.33 and girls was 26.00. In standing broad jump boys the mean was 1.64 and for girls the value was 1.50.In the case of shuttle run boys mean value was 11 and girls was 12. In medicine ball throw boys the mean throw was 5.27 while the girls was 4.46. In the case of push-ups boys mean value was 16.68 and girls was 11. In sit ups boys mean value was 7.62 and girls was 5.28 In the case of flexibility boys mean value was 47.26 and girls was 44.18. In the case of 600 meters run boys mean value was 163.53 while in the case of girls the mean value was 191.09.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Usha S Nair. Physical fitness status of tribal school children in Kerala. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):41-46.
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