Assessment of Physical Activity Level and Body Mass Index of Female Students in Pondicherry University
Mukhila T.M & Dr. G.Vasanthi
The purpose of the study was to assess the physical activity level and BMI of female students in Pondicherry University. For the study a total of 100 female subjects between the age group 17-24 years were selected from Pondicherry University. The inclusive criterion was female who were not regularly participating in sports. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was administered to the subjects and questions were explained as per their state local language for avoiding the data error. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics that is Mean, Median, Skewness and percentile for each physical activity domains and the body mass index. Coefficient of correlation was used for finding the relationship between BMI and physical activity level among female students. All the analysis was done with the help of SPSS version 22.0. The study revealed high level of physical activity strongly correlates with lower BMI. As there were significant relationship was seen between physical activity and BMI of female students in Pondicherry University.
Physical activity, Body Mass Index, Metabolic Equivalent (MET)
Please cite this article as:
Mukhila T.M & Dr. G.Vasanthi (2020). Assessment of Physical Activity Level and Body Mass Index of Female Students in Pondicherry University. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 7, 10(4), 15-23.