Biological age and habitual physical activity in relation to physical fitness in 12-and 13-year-old schoolboys

  • Kemper H
  • Verschuur R
  • Ras K
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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between biological age, habitual physical activity and anthropometrical and physiological characteristics in 12- and 13-year-old schoolboys (n=70). Methods: At the beginning and the end of the school year 1971/72 biological age was determined by measuring skeletal age from left hand X-ray photographs. Habitual physical activity was determined by questionnaire interview and pedometers. Results: All anthropometrical characteristics showed significant correlations (P

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  • Anthropometrical characteristics
  • Habitual physical activity
  • Physical fitness characteristics
  • Skeletal age

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Authors

  • Han C G Kemper

  • Robbert Verschuur

  • Koos G A Ras

  • Jan Snel

  • Paul G. Splinter

  • Louis W C Tavecchio

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