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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2014 pp 258-263

Research Article

Correlation between various anthropometric parameters in school going children

Subha Sankar Dutta1, Ajit G. Shroff2, Gautam A. Shroff3

1,2,3 Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor: Dr. Aher K. R.



Total 130 students of 12 to 14 years were examined (male 84 female 46) for various anthropological parameters like weight height, head circumference, chest circumference, abdominal circumference and hip breath. Height in male and female students showed steady increase from 12 to 14 years. But when males and females were compared in age group 12 and 13 females showed more height than male students. But in 14 years males had more height than females. (p<0.05). This was due to early puberty growth spurt in females. In all age group weight in females were more than males due to more accumulation of subcutaneous fat. Head circumference was statistically larger in males than females in 12 and 13 years age group. Chest circumferences in male students were significantly higher in all age groups. Abdominal circumferences were more in only 13 year age group in females. In all age group the hip breath were more in females than a male which is statistically significant due to accumulation of subcutaneous fat in the buttock region of females.