Evaluation of anthropometric parameters and physical fitness in elderly Japanese.
Summary of "Evaluation of anthropometric parameters and physical fitness in elderly Japanese."
We evaluated anthropometric parameters and physical fitness in elderly Japanese.
A total of 2,106 elderly Japanese (749 men and 1,357 women), aged 60-79 years, were enrolled in a cross-sectional investigation study. Anthropometric parameters and physical fitness, i.e., muscle strength and flexibility, were measured. Of the 2,106 subjects, 569 subjects (302 men and 267 women) were further evaluated for aerobic exercise level, using the ventilatory threshold (VT).
Muscle strength in subjects in their 70s was significantly lower than that in subjects in their 60s in both sexes. Two hundred and twenty-nine men (30.6%) and 540 women (39.8%) were taking no medications. In men, anthropometric parameters were significantly lower and muscle strength, flexibility, and work rate at VT were significantly higher in subjects without medications than these values in subjects with medications. In women, body weight, body mass index (BMI), and abdominal circumference were significantly lower, and muscle strength was significantly higher in subjects without medications than these values in subjects with medications.
This mean value may provide a useful database for evaluating anthropometric parameters and physical fitness in elderly Japanese subjects.
Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Miki, Kagawa, 761-0793, Japan, email@example.com.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Environmental health and preventive medicine
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21594608
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12199-011-0220-3
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