Occurrence of defective body posture, overweight and obesity in primary school children: a pilot study Cover Image

Výskyt vadného držení těla, nadváhy a obezity u dětí mladšího školního věku: pilotní studie
Occurrence of defective body posture, overweight and obesity in primary school children: a pilot study

Author(s): Marie Štěpaníková, Ludmila Miklánková
Subject(s): School education, Evaluation research, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: primary school children; defective posture; BMI; diagnostic system DTP-3;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of our work was to chart and analyse the occurrence of primary school children defective body posture and its connection with obesity. The research sample was made of 204 primary school children (109 girls and 95 boys) of average age 8,1 ± 0,33 years (girls 8,3 ± 0,38, boys 7,9 ± 0,32). The probands average height was 134 ± 10,7 cm (girls 134,5 ± 11,6 cm, boys 134,1 ± 9,6 cm). The probands average weight was 31,1 ± 9,2 kg (girls 31,2 ± 9,8 kg, boys 31,1 ± 8,7 kg). The body height was measured with anthropometer, the body weight was weigh with Tanita BC571. The probands monitoring of body posture was charted by a diagnostic system DTP-3. A device analyses a body posture by a non-invasive method. We have investigated that 10 girls are obese, 9 girls have excessive weight, 15 girls are robust, 47 are proportional, 24 slim and 4 girls are thin. From research group are 9 boys obese, 9 boys have excessive weight, 11 boys are robust, 49 boys are proportional, 14 boys are slim and 3 boys are thin.

  • Issue Year: 9/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-18
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Czech