Body mass index and individual physical fitness tests in Taiwanese youth aged 9-18 years.

@article{Huang2010BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and individual physical fitness tests in Taiwanese youth aged 9-18 years.},
  author={Yi-Ching Huang and Robert M Malina},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          404-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and four components of physical fitness in a national cross-sectional sample of Taiwanese youth. METHODS A subsample of 102 765 youth (50 940 girls, 51 825 boys) 9-18 years was selected from a nationwide sample. Height, weight and four fitness items were measured: sit and reach (flexibility), standing long jump (power), sit-ups (abdominal muscular strength/endurance), and 800/1 600 m run/walk (cardiorespiratory endurance… CONTINUE READING
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