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Physical fitness of short-statured children at the early-school age --- Sprawność fizyczna niskorosłych dzieci w wieku wczesnoszkolnym

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Author(s): Dariusz Nowicki | Edyta Sienkiewicz-Dianzenza | Katarzyna Milde | Paweł Tomaszewski

Journal: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
ISSN 1234-625X

Volume: 13;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 125;
Date: 2007;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Unique somatic build, structure, composition and functioning of the body of short-statured children bring about uneven chances com-pared to other children performing physical fitness test. Evaluation of physical fitness of short-statured children is even more important in the con-text of widely used in a school practice uniform assessment criteria.Aim of the study: To assess the physical fitness of overweight or normal-weight, short-statured children, as measured by the EUROFIT test. Material and methods: Short-statured (body height below 10th percentile) boys and girls aged 8 years took part in the study. Using weight-for-height index (WHI), the subjects were additionally classified into groups of overweight (WHI>1.28 SD) or normal-weight (-1.28 SD
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