Children’s Body Mass Index: A Comparative Study of Out-city and Inner-city Youngsters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, at the Elementary Educational Institution Level

  • Abdur Rashid Deputy Director Sports, Directorate of Higher Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Bahar Hussain Lecturer, Government Degree College, Shewa Swabi
  • Dr. Farooq Hussain Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education & Sports, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
Keywords: BMI, Inner-City Elementary Educational Institution Youngsters, Out-City Elementary Educational Institution Youngsters


This investigational work aims to analyze the body mass index (BMI) of elementary educational institution youngsters aged 7-12 years and to assess inner-city and pastoral youngsters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan). The target population was elementary educational institution youngsters, of whom 500 were sampled by simple random sampling from educational institutions in both out-city and inner-city locations. Data were collected by height and weight measurements and analyzed with SPSS version 20. Quantitative analysis instruments were employed. A comparative evaluation of the data reflected that the body mass index of inner-city youngsters was substantially better than that of their pastoral counterparts.