The Relationship between Physical Fitness Level with Body Mass Index of Medical Students at Indonesian Christian University, Jakarta

Frica Ronauli Batubara *

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Raden Revianto Ananto Putro

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Wendy Hendrika

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aims: This research aims to understand the relationship between physical fitness level and body mass index (BMI) of students at the Faculty of Medicine, Indonesian Christian University, especially the class of 2021.

Study Design: The research design used in this study was observational with a cross-sectional approach.

Place and Duration of Study: This research will be conducted at the Faculty of Medicine, Indonesian Christian University Laboratory in December 2022.

Methodology: The population in this study were all students from the Faculty of Medicine, class of 2021. The research sample consisted of 57 students from the Faculty of Medicine, class of 2021, who were selected using a sampling technique, namely consecutive sampling. The physical fitness test uses the Harvard Step Test.

Results: From the research results, it was found that the physical fitness level of 57 students registered at the Faculty of Medicine, Indonesian Christian University could be categorized as follows: 44 students (77.2%) were in the less ability, 8 students (14.0%). included in the moderate ability, and 5 students (8.8%) were included in the good ability. Apart from that, an analysis of the body mass index (BMI) of students at the Faculty of Medicine, Indonesian Christian University, Class of 2021, showed that the largest proportion consisted of individuals who were classified as having a normal weight, namely 31 people (54.4%), obesity, 12 people (21 .1%), underweight as many as 6 people (10.5%), overweight as many as 4 people (7.0%) and Obesity II as many as 4 people (7.0%). Based on bivariate analysis, the results showed that there was no significant relationship between Physical Fitness and Body Mass Index. This was concluded by obtaining a chi-square value, namely p = 0.740.

Conclusion: From the research results, it can be concluded that the Body Mass Index is not a determining factor that guarantees physical fitness, likewise other moderate variables such as age and gender also have no relationship with physical fitness.

Keywords: Physical fitness, body mass index, relationship


How to Cite

Batubara, Frica Ronauli, Raden Revianto Ananto Putro, and Wendy Hendrika. 2024. “The Relationship Between Physical Fitness Level With Body Mass Index of Medical Students at Indonesian Christian University, Jakarta”. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health 45 (7):96-103. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijtdh/2024/v45i71564.

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