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INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS

Pasupatham V, Dr. Neelambigai N, Dr. Subbiah S, Dr.Revathi K.

Abstract
This study was initiated to assess whether the body mass index (BMI) has any influence on VO2 MAX among
169 apparently healthy college students. Both males and females were included in the age range of 18 – 25 years. Their
BMI were calculated by height and weight and they were categorized accordingly as underweight, normal weight,
overweight and obese. After recording carotid pulse rate the subjects were asked to perform Queen’s college step test for
3minutes. Immediately after that once again carotid pulse was noted. The following equation for the VO2 max
determined for Indian adults were used. For males; VO2 MAX (ml/kg/min) =55.23 – (0.09 x pulse rate in beats/min). For
females; VO2 MAX (ml/kg/min) = 54.12 – (0.13 x pulse rate in beats/min)]. VO2 MAX is the maximum oxygen
consumption which was calculated for the 169 subjects and the Pearson’s correlation analysis was computed. It was
found that r value – 0.366 with the corresponding p value 0.000 which is significant and also negatively correlated. For
males the r value was -0.725 with the corresponding p value 0.000 which was significant and negative correlated. For
females the r value was - 0.627 with the corresponding p value 0.000 which was significant and negatively correlated and
was concluded that the VO2 max is inversely proportional to BMI among college students.

Key words: VO2 max, Queen’s college step test


 
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V P, N DN, S DS, K D. INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS. JCR. 2020; 7(3): 1088-1092. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.182


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V P, N DN, S DS, K D. INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS. JCR. 2020; 7(3): 1088-1092. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.182



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V P, N DN, S DS, K D. INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS. JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(3): 1088-1092. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.182



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V, P., N, . D. N., S, . D. S. & K, . D. (2020) INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS. JCR, 7 (3), 1088-1092. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.182



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V, Pasupatham, Dr. Neelambigai N, Dr. Subbiah S, and Dr.Revathi K. 2020. INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (3), 1088-1092. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.182



Chicago Style

V, Pasupatham, Dr. Neelambigai N, Dr. Subbiah S, and Dr.Revathi K. "INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1088-1092. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.182



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

V, Pasupatham, Dr. Neelambigai N, Dr. Subbiah S, and Dr.Revathi K. "INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.3 (2020), 1088-1092. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.182



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

V, P., N, . D. N., S, . D. S. & K, . D. (2020) INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON VO2 MAX AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (3), 1088-1092. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.182