Analyses of Health Status Indicators and Physical Fitness Level of Medical Students from Targu Mures

Pia-Simona Fagaras, Liliana-Elisabeta Radu, Ileana-Monica Popovici, Ion-Sebastian Enache, Cristian-Mihail Rus


The current paper summarizes the health status correlated with physical fitness of students from the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and technology “George Emil Palade” from Targu Mures. A total of 301 university students aged between 18-24 years old voluntarily participated in the research. Health status and physical fitness level were investigated based on (1) anthropometric measurements (height, waist girth and hip girth); (2) bioelectrical impedance (body mass index, weight and body fat percentage); (3) fitness level (30m running speed, standing long jump, sit up, trunk extension). The data were processed with SPSS 22.0 for windows. Descriptive statistics, Independent Samples T Test and bivariate correlations were performed. Findings demonstrate normal limits in terms of BDI for 71.79% and 61.79% normal limits for body fat percentage according to age. Additionally, it was found associations between health indicators and physical fitness



physical activity, students, motor behaviour, health status, anthropometrics

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