Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Health status of madrasa school girls: A comparative analysis
Author(s): Jhumpa Roy, Dr. Pintu Sil
Abstract: Health is wealth. Achieving good health status is one of the important objectives of education and studying health status of pubescent girl’s student in different school is also important area of research in physical education. Purpose: Present study was designed to find out the health status and health risk of minority girls studying in Madrasa School at VII-VIII standard and compare them with general schools’ girls. Material and Methods: A total of 33 Madrasa school girls studying in standard VII and VIII were selected randomly for this study (G1). Along with 31 general school girls studying VII-VIII standard were also selected randomly (G2) for this study to compare the health status between two groups. Height, weight and BMI were considered as criterion measure for the study. Stediometer and standard weigh machine were used to collect the data. BMI was measured by using standard anthropometric equation. Maximum score, minimum score, mean score and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics. Mean difference was analyzed using t-test. Only 0.05 level of confidence was set up to judge significance level in this study. Result: Result revealed that the mean value of height, weight and BMI of G1 group were higher than the G2 group. Computed t-value indicated that mean difference between G1 and G2 for height was not statistically significant but mean difference between G1 and G2 for weight and BMI were statistically significant. Conclusion: From the findings it was concluded that Madrasa school girls of VII-VIII standard had better health status than general school girls of the same standard.