COMPARISON OF BODY MASS INDEX OF SCHOOL CHILDREN OF AZAMGARH DISTRICT
Mr. Nripendra Mani Sharma and Dr Sanjeev Yadav and Dr Brij Kishore Prasad
The Main Purpose of the study was to analyze difference in terms of Body Mass Index of school going children of Azamgarh District in Uttar Pradesh. Total one Hundred (Fifty male Subjects each from Urban area and Rural area School) were selected randomly as subjects of study. From Urban area the subjects were taken from A. N Memorial Public School whereas in terms of Rural area the subjects were taken from Purva Madhyamic Vidyalaya, Azamgarh. The age group of the subjects ranged from 12 to14 years. The data was collected by administering Digital Weighing Machine for Measuring Body Weight and Portable Stadiometer for Measuring Body Height. Independent t Test was employed to analyse the difference in terms of Body Mass Index of school children. By using Independent t Test it was found that there was significant difference among Body Mass Index among school children. The t value of Body Mass Index was found to be (t=2.7), Body Weight was found to be (t=3.69) and of Body Height was found to be (t=4.0) at 0.05 Level of Significance which clearly shows that there was a Significant difference among Body Mass Index of school children.
Keywords: Body Weight, Body Height, Body Mass Index, Urban, Rural.
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