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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-141

Comparison of physical fitness between tobacco chewer and non-tobacco chewer

Department of Physiotherapy, Saaii College of Medical Science and Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Neeraj Kumar
Asst. Professor cum Academic Coordinator, Department of Physiotherapy, Saaii College of Medical Science and Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.156344

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Aim: The purpose of this study was to find any difference in general physical fitness between tobacco and nontobacco chewers. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 subjects were participated in this study in which 25 subjects with mean age 20.30 (±2.11) were nontobacco chewers and placed in Group A, whereas, other 25 subjects with mean age 21.25 (±2.17) were tobacco chewers and placed in Group B. All participants performed the international physical fitness test (IPFT) battery which contains five tests (50 m shuttle run, arm flexed hang, 10 m shuttle, back throw and 1000 m run) for determining speed, agility, strength, and power. Results: Statistically significant differences were seen in all the five components of IPFT between Group A and Group B. Conclusion: Therefore, it can be suggested that tobacco consumption may cause decrease in physical fitness as the finding of this study supported that nontobacco chewers have better physical fitness than tobacco chewers.

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