Mohammad Jahanmahin, Mahtab Sahari Mahtab Sahari, Rasoul Nasiri


Purpose: The purpose of this study was comparison the anthropometric characteristics of 7-14 years old girls in Kashan city with NCHs standard. For this purpose 900 girl students (450 people from elementary school and 450 people from middle grades) using cluster sampling method form Kashan schools were chosen. Anthropometric characteristics included height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and body fat percent were measured. Then data by single-sampling t-test were analyzed (P<0/05).

Results: The results showed that the average of height, weight and BMI in subjects were significantly lower than the standard values (P<0/05). Body fat percent in 8-14 years old range were significantly less than the standard values (P<0/05). But the age group of 7 years old had no significant difference with the standard value. The findings also showed that the subjects didn’t have good physical development. It was probably due to nutritional disorders and physical inactivity.

Discussion and conclusion: These evidences suggested that to achieve international standards about above mentioned factors and to meet the needs of health in these age groups, following up and controlling the development process, performing regular physical activities, as well as have good nutrition are very essential and important.


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