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Anthropometric Parameters: Obesity and Metabolic Risks for Non-communicable Diseases among Adolescent Swimmers

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.259
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31-8
Synopsis: 
A cohort of 220 swimmers in Trinidad and Tobago was selected via quota sampling and measured using anthropometric indices to assess obesity and metabolic risks for non-communicable diseases among adolescent swimmers.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess obesity and metabolic risks for non-communicable diseases among adolescent swimmers.

Methods: A cohort of 220 swimmers was selected at their respective swimming clubs via quota sampling and measured using various anthropometric parameters, which were then compared with standard cut-off points for the various age groups.

Accepted: 
10 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Dec, 2015
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