During the academic year 2016-2017, students aged 18 years and older in their
second year at the University of Kinshasa Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty have
shown the following mean values, respectively of, cm height, kg weight, kg·m﹣2 BMI and unit-less ectomorphy: 1° non-sportsmen: 173.4 cm,
55.8 kg, 18.6 kg·m﹣2, and 4.8; 2° sportsmen: 174.2 cm, 63.6 kg, 20.9
kg·m﹣2, and 3.5; 3° non-sportswomen: 162.2 cm,
59.4 kg, 22.6 kg·m﹣2, and 2.2; 4° sportswomen: 161.5 cm, 52.4 kg,
19.9 kg·m﹣2, and 3.2; 5° all males students: 173.8 cm, 62.7 kg, 20.7
kg·m﹣2, and 3.6; 6° all female students: 160.4 cm, 54.5 kg, 20.6
kg·m﹣2, and 2.6; 7° all male and female students pulled together:
168.1 cm, 59.1 kg, 20.6 kg·m﹣2, and 3.2. Sports practice seems to
increase in males but to decrease in females, height, weight and BMI; while it
seems to decrease in males but to increase in females, ectomorphy rating.
Sports practice could improve health situation of the population which is bad (14.4% of underweight BMI values instead of
less than 5.0%). DRC is worth looking for the mean weight of the subjects
enrolled in the experimentation that led to the direction for use adult
recommended dose of each imported drug so as, if need be, to adapt it to DRC
residents. Referencing values published by others have helped give examples of recruiting sportspersons so as to expect training to be rapidly successful and to expect sports
practitioners to be at their best
performance during competitions.
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