Difference between Teaching and Non- Teaching University Employees In Relation To Obesity Indicators


The purpose of the present study was to investigate the difference between teaching and non-teaching university staff in relation to selected obesity parameters (body mass index, body fat percentage and waist hip ratio). For the purpose of the present study a total of 300 male university employees (150 teaching and 150 non-teaching) were selected as subjects from Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Bilaspur Chhattisgarh. The age was ranging between 35 to 55 years. To evaluate the difference of teaching and nonteaching university employee’s body mass index, body fat percentage, and waist hip ratio were selected as obesity indicators.  To know the nature of data and difference between teaching and nonteaching staff in comparison to body mass index, body fat percentage and waist hip ratio, the descriptive statistics and independent sample t-test was used. All the data was calculated with the help of SPSS (16.0 version) software and the level of significance was set at 0.05 level of confidence. On the basis of results and findings of the study it may be concluded, that significant difference was observe between teaching and non-teaching staff in relation to body mass index (t = 3.523, p <.05), body fat percentage (t =-18.509, p <.05) and waist hip ratio (t=11.519, p <.05).

Key Words: Obesity Indicator, Body mass index, Body fat percentage, Waist Hip Ratio.

Authors: Prof. Vishan Singh Rathore & Dr. Kunvar Singh

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