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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 335-344

Health Status and Physical Fitness of Urban Working and Non -Working Women in Dharwad Taluk, India
Channamsetty Mahalakshmi[1], Suma Hasalkar2, SaritaKumari1* and Mani Bhushan3
[1]Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Science, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat - 785013, Assam, India
2Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Sciences, UAS, Dharwad – 580005, Karnataka, India
3BholaPaswanShastri Agricultural College, Purnea-854 302 Bihar, India
*Corresponding author

In this study we attempted to measure physical fitness in terms of women's aerobic capacity (VO2 max). Objective: to evaluate the socio-economic status, to analyze the physical and physiological parameters and to evaluate the physical fitness of the selected urban women using a step ergometer. The study sample consisted of 60 women from urban areas. The data were collected by the interviewees using the personal interview method using a structured interview program previously assessed. Physical measurement tools such as road anthropometric, scale, skinfold clamps, digital B.P openings, dynamo grip were used to record the data. Socioeconomic status shows that more than 60 percent of urban respondents belonged to the lower middle class. The average age of the interviewees was over 33.55 years with an average height of over 159, the average weight of 56.95 kg. Mean blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature and grip strength were normal. More than 23.33 percent belonged to the normal underweight body mass index and the normal range category respectively. The average fat weight between the two categories was 11 kg, with a lean mass of 45 kg. The average fat percentage was above 19% and body density was 1.05. More than 60 percent fell on the mesomorphic body type and medium and good category aerobic capacity. The step ergometric exercise showed that most urban respondents belonged to the low level of average physical conditions.

Keywords: Body mass index, Per cent fat, Lean body mass, Aerobic capacity, Physical fitness

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Channamsetty Mahalakshmi, Suma Hasalkar, SaritaKumari, Mani Bhushan. 2020. Health Status and Physical Fitness of Urban Working and Non -Working Women in Dharwad Taluk, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 335-344. doi:
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