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Health Concerns and Talented Sportspersons Identification Derivable from Height, Weight, Body Mass Index and Ectomorphy Rating Mean Values in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 2016-2017

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103915, PP. 1-24

Subject Areas: Mathematical Biology

Keywords: Body Mass Index, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ectomorphy Rating, Health Concerns, Height, Pharmacovigilance, Sport, Talent Identification, Weight

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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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Tshibangu, A. M. N. (2017). Health Concerns and Talented Sportspersons Identification Derivable from Height, Weight, Body Mass Index and Ectomorphy Rating Mean Values in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 2016-2017. Open Access Library Journal, 4, e3915. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103915.

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