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Body Mass index of master's basketball players

Walsh, Joe, Climstein, Mike, Heazlewood, Ian, de Beliso, Mark, Adams, Kent, Burke, Stephen and Kettunen, Jyrki (2011). Body Mass index of master's basketball players. Medicina Sportiva: Sport Medicine Journal,7(4):1700-1705.

Document type: Journal Article

Title Body Mass index of master's basketball players
Author Walsh, Joe
Climstein, Mike
Heazlewood, Ian
de Beliso, Mark
Adams, Kent
Burke, Stephen
Kettunen, Jyrki
Journal Name Medicina Sportiva: Sport Medicine Journal
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1841-0162   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1700
End Page 1705
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Romania
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Introduction: Thousands of masters athletes participate quadrennially in the World Masters Games (WMG). However, this unique cohort remains under investigated. With a need for multifaceted solutions to the global obesity epidemic, investigating special populations such as those competing in sport at mature-older ages may further the understanding of the nexus between aging, physical activity and obesity. The aim of this cross-sectional comparative study was to investigate body mass index (BMI) within the WMG competitors in context with national populations and health guidelines. We hypothesized that the prevalence of obesity in the WMG cohort would be less than comparative national populations and males would demonstrate a higher level of obesity than females.
Methods: A total of 408 (44.1% male, 55.9% female) WMG basketball players aged 29-77yrs (mean 52.2, SD ± 8.0) were investigated via an online survey and compared to national populations, primarily a representative sample (n=12,366, 47.5% male, 52.5% female) of the Australian population (aged 30-79yrs).
Results: Analysis demonstrated a significantly (p
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