Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/8649
Title: CORRELATIONS BETWEEN RED BLOOD CELLS’ VARIABLES, CARDIO-PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL VARIABLES IN YOUNG ATHLETES
Authors: Jasmina Pluncevic Gligoroska 
Manchevska, Sanja 
Dejanova, Sandra
Plavsic, Jadranka
Keywords: young athletes,
body composition,
red blood cells’ variables,
oxygen consumption
Issue Date: Jun-2020
Publisher: Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Sciendo
Journal: Prilozi (Makedonska akademija na naukite i umetnostite. Oddelenie za medicinski nauki) 
Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to determine and analyse the relations between anthropometric parameters,red blood cells’ (RBC) variables and cardio-physiological parameters in healthy and physically active children and adolescents. Material and Methods: In this study 625 subjects, (410 males and 215 females; age span 8 to 18 years) underwent body composition analysis (Matiegka method), blood analysis and ergometry testing (Bruce protocol). Results: In both groups, body height and weight were positively correlated with RBC variables. In female group almost all correlations between RBC variables and body components were insignificant. In boys all absolute body mass components showed positive correlations with RBC variables with notice that body fat mass had lowest correlation coefficient. Body fat percent (BF %) did not show any correlation with RBC variables in both gender groups. In boys BF % had moderate negative correlation with aerobic performance: exercise time (ET) and VO2max (rs = -0.41 and rs = -0.39). Lean body components showed weak positive correlations with ET and VO2max. RBC count did not show significant correlation with any cardio-physiological parameter in both groups. Haematocrit and haemoglobin showed weak positive correlations with VO2 max and general endurance (exercise time). In girls all correlations between cardio-physiological and RBC variables were insignificant. The relationship between all body components and all cardio-physiological variables in girls were statistically insignificant. Conclusions: Our findings revealed that there are some expected positive correlations between lean body mass components, aerobic performance and RBC variables in boys, while in girls such relations were not noticed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/8649
ISSN: 1857-9345
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