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Comparison of Musculoskeletal Characteristics and Bone Mineral Density Related Factors between Male and Female University Students
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 20, Issue 3,  2013, pp.161-170
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.3.161
 Title & Authors
Comparison of Musculoskeletal Characteristics and Bone Mineral Density Related Factors between Male and Female University Students
Choi, Seung-Hye; Lee, Haeyoung; Park, MiJeong; Park, Seungmi;
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Purpose: This study is intended to compare musculoskeletal characteristics and Bone Mineral Density (BMD)-related factors between male and female students in a university. Methods: This descriptive study used self-report questionnaires and physical measurements to collect data. Subjects were 64 male and 67 female university students. The questionnaires asked BMD-related factors such as diet, exercise, mental health, and lifestyle. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, -test, Fisher`s exact test and correlation analysis. Results: The male group showed better back strength, balance, endurance, physical activity, and musculoskeletal health management than the female group. Depression and smoking rates were higher in the male group than in the female group. No difference was found in diet between the two groups. Conclusion: The results suggest to develop gender-specific strategies to increase BMD in university students.
Young adult;Bone density;Diet;Life style;Exercise;
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