IN TOP ATHLETES
ESTIMATE OF THE YOUNG ATHLETES BASED ON BMI
Jelena, Zlatković Jovan, Antić Nebojša, Đorđević -
Šaranović Slavica, Đavolović Brankica,
Institute of Sport, Belgrade, Serbia
The aim of this paper is to
give estimate of alimentation of the young athletes. The study was
conducted upon the group of 150 children ranging from 13 to 15 years of
age, as a part of the regular medical examinations in the Repbulic
Institute of Sport. The examinees (children) were taken from three
different sport diciplines – basketball (as a member of the
group of Sports Games), swimming (a member of group of Endurance
Sports) and judo (a member of Martial Arts group).
examination of the examinees was carried out, based on the Body Mass
Index (BMI), which is proven as an adequate basic indicator of the
state of alimentation among children and teenagers. For both groups,
the BMI is sex- and age- dependent. After BMI is calculated for teens,
the BMI number is plotted on the CDC BMI – for –
age charts (for either girls and boys) to obtain a percentile ranking.
The percentile indicates the relative position of the child’s
BMI number among children of the same age and sex. Obtained BMI values,
were found to be ranging from 15.5 to 27.0 kg/m2 - with the average of
US Center for Disease Control and Prevention data
tables were used as a reference.
KEY WORDS: BMI,
estimate, young athletes.