Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

PACER Performance Differences between American Hispanic and South African Youth

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

PACER Performance Differences between American Hispanic and South African Youth

Article excerpt

Youth fitness levels are of concern to our global society. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were differences in Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) laps completed between American Hispanic and South African youth. Fitness data were recorded for 1,074 youth ages 10-12 years. Participants had their age, height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and gender recorded, prior to completing the PACER shuttle run. Participants were (M [+ or -] SD): height (cm) = 147.0 [+ or -] 9.4; body mass (kg) = 42.8 [+ or -] 11.6; BMI (kg/[m.sup.2])= 19.7 [+ or -] 5.4; PACER laps = 19.8 _[+ or -]13.5; [VO.sub.2]max (ml x [kg.sup.-1] x [min.sup.-1]) = 32.3 [+ or -]6. 4 (Suminski et al., 1999). A 2 x 2 x 3 fixed factor analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed to determine significant differences in PACER laps completed. Ethnicity (South African/American Hispanic), gender (male/female), and age (10-, 11-, and 12-year-olds) served as independent variables and PACER laps completed was the dependent variable. Results for the factorial ANOVA main effects revealed American Hispanic participants completed more (p< .05) PACER laps (23. …

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