Trends in Body Fat, Body Mass Index and Physical Fitness Among Male and Female College Students
2. Materials and Methods
2.2. MicroFit testing
2.3. Body composition
2.4. Blood pressure and resting heart rate
2.5. Muscle strength
2.7. VO2max—the maximum uptake of oxygen during a graded exercise
2.8. Statistical analysis
3. Results and Discussion
|BMI: body mass index; BP: blood pressure; SD: standard deviation.|
|Gender (%, n)||44.5 (2273)||55.4 (2828)|
|Age (years; mean ± SD)||21.5 ± 4.6||21.9 ± 5.8|
|% Body Fat (mean ± SD)||11.6 ± 6.5||22.4 ± 6.7|
|Bicep Strength (kg; mean ± SD)||41.7 ± 12.0||23.8 ± 7.4|
|Flexibility (cm; mean ± SD)||37.8 ± 12.1||43.1 ± 11.6|
|Systolic BP (mmHg; mean ± SD)||129.4 ± 15.3||118.4 ± 14.1|
|Diastolic BP (mmHg; mean ± SD)||76.7 ± 10.2||73.5 ± 9.4|
|Resting Heart Rate (bpm; mean ± SD)||73.1 ± 13.5||78.7 ± 12.9|
|VO2max (mL/kg/min; mean ± SD)||38.7 ± 11.0||34.2 ± 10.2|
|Height (cm; mean ± SD)||175.0 ± 7.5||162.2 ± 7.0|
|Weight (kg; mean ± SD)||77.1 ± 15.8||65.6 ± 16.0|
|BMI (kg/m2; mean ± SD)||24.1 ± 4.5||24.0 ± 5.3|
3.2. Trends in fitness levels
3.3. Trends in BMI
3.4. Trends in % body fat
3.5. Fitness categories
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Pribis, P.; Burtnack, C.A.; McKenzie, S.O.; Thayer, J. Trends in Body Fat, Body Mass Index and Physical Fitness Among Male and Female College Students. Nutrients 2010, 2, 1075-1085. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu2101075
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Pribis, Peter, Carol A. Burtnack, Sonya O. McKenzie, and Jerome Thayer. 2010. "Trends in Body Fat, Body Mass Index and Physical Fitness Among Male and Female College Students" Nutrients 2, no. 10: 1075-1085. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu2101075