Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of selected physical socio-environmental variables on total percent body fat. The sample population consisted of single, LDS, white women attending Brigham Young University (BYU) and California State University at Fullerton (CSUF). Significant data as well as trends that appeared were included in this paper.

From the data collected, it was concluded that the sample populations at BYU and CSUF were the same. The incidence of obesity was determined only among individuals attending both universities. The entire sample population mean was 22.19 percent. This percentage did not meet the obesity criteria.

Analysis of data indicated a high correlation at the 0.05 level of confidence between total percent body fat and the variables of age, height, and weight.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Life Sciences; Health Science

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1984

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm699

Keywords

Obesity, Mormon women

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