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Anthropometric measures are important indicators of health status. The present research was conducted among selected female nursing college students to analyse the correlation between body mass index and body fat percentage. This Quantitative Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 203 female nursing students at SRM College of Nursing, Kattankulathur, Chennai, using a non-probability convenient sampling technique. Body mass index was analysed using the formula, and Omron body fat analyser (HBF-306) was used to observe body fat percentage. Body mass index(BMI) results showed that the majority of samples 115 were found to have healthy BMI, 62 students were underweight, 24 samples were overweight. Body fat percentage results showed that 126 samples had healthy body fat percentage,29 samples had too high body fat percentage,38 study samples had too low body fat %, and 10 students had obese body fat %. The correlation was observed to be positive and significant among body mass index and body fat percentage in total. Correlation among body mass index and per cent body fat based on BMI Classification also showed a significant positive correlation among underweight, normal and overweight individuals. Still, a negative correlation was found in obese samples. Since the number of obese samples was less, a similar correlation study among large samples was recommended.


Body mass index Body fat percentage Female students Healthy weight

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Silambuselvi K, Abirami P, & Jayabharathi B. (2020). Correlation between selected anthropometry parameters among female adolescent nursing students -Indicators of health. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 5674-5677.