A G Olawoye

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The body weight (W), height (H), Quetelet index W/H2), and Ponderosity index (W/H3) of 1,040 healthy (520 male and 520 female) volunteers (age ranged from 6-80 years) from various urban and rural communities in Oyo and Osun States, Nigeria were measured. We observed that the subjects body weight, height and Quetelet index increased with chronological age up(More)
The primary objective of this study was to determine the back strength of low back pain patients and to compare their values with healthy control subjects. Using the back and leg dynamometer, we measured the isometric back strength of 21 patients (14 men and 7 women), with chronic low back pain and 21 (14 men and 7 women) healthy (control) subjects. Both(More)
Normative data on isometric back strength (IBS) are presented. The IBS of both sexes increased with chronological age, peaked at the third decade of life, and gradually declined thereafter. Males were significantly (p less than 0.001) stronger than females in all age groups, the difference ranging between 16 and 56%. A multiple regression equation was(More)
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