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.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Health Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Summers, Carrie Tanner, "The Incidence of Obesity in LDS College Women: The Effect of Selected Physical Socio-Environmental Variables on total Percent Body Fat in Two Populations of LDS Women" (1984). All Theses and Dissertations. 5152.
Obesity, Mormon women