Peak oxygen uptake of 12-18-year-old boys living in a densely populated urban environment

Barnett, Anthony, Bacon-Shone, J., Tam, K. H., Leung, M. and Armstrong, N. 1995, Peak oxygen uptake of 12-18-year-old boys living in a densely populated urban environment, Annals of human biology, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 525-532.

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Title Peak oxygen uptake of 12-18-year-old boys living in a densely populated urban environment
Author(s) Barnett, Anthony
Bacon-Shone, J.
Tam, K. H.
Leung, M.
Armstrong, N.
Journal name Annals of human biology
Volume number 22
Issue number 6
Start page 525
End page 532
Total pages 8
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 1995-11
ISSN 0301-4460
Keyword(s) adolescents
oxygen consumption
body constitution
urban population
physical fitness
Summary The purposes of this study were to provide data on the peak Vo 2 of 12-18-year-old boys from Hong Kong, a densely populated urban environment; to compare these data with those for other similarly aged populations; and to examine the correlations between peak Vo 2 and various anthropometric parameters of this group. A stratified, random sample of 86 ethnic Chinese boys had their peak Vo 2 determined using an on-line gas analysis system during incremental, treadmill running. The mean peak 17o2 of the boys was 2.7 SD 0.44 1- rain - 1 or, when expressed in relation to body mass, 52.0 SD 5-8 ml- kg- 1. min - 1. Peak Vo 2 (1. min - 1) was significantly correlated with body mass (r = 0.72, p < 0.001, age (r = 0.49, p < 0.001) and height (r = 0.71, p = 0-001). Peak Vo 2 (ml 'kg- 1. min- 1) showed no correlation with age or height. These data suggest that this population group has peak Vo 2 values very similar to those observed in boys from most other population groups.
Language eng
Field of Research 110602 Exercise Physiology
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1995, Informa Healthcare
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