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Correlation between ABO blood groups with the four factors of fitness

Shahgholiabasi Rose, Biniaz Abbas

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Int. J. Biosci.3(9), 313-317, September 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.9.313-317

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Physical fitness as an important factor in assessing a person’s physical health and motor ability consists of various components such as endurance, strength, agility and flexibility. Due to the influence of various factors on physical fitness, this study examines the possible association of ABO blood groups as the oldest and most deeply rooted cause of genetic diversity with the four factors of physical fitness. This is a descriptive field study. The research population includes female students of Islamic Azad University Parand Campus that did not have a sports background. Using simple random sampling method based on a lottery a sample of 168 was selected for the study. Blood samples were identified by the laboratory experts and then all samples were examined anthropometrically and were placed into standard categories of determining the four factors of fitness including strength, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, flexibility and agility. The obtained data was studied using descriptive statistics parameters like index, median and mean frequency table and were then analyzed using inferential statistical indices of T test and analysis of variance (Anova). ANOVA together with Tukey’s post-hoc test was used to determine differences between the groups. The statistical tests of this research were conducted using SPSS software. After completion of the statistical tests no significant difference was found between blood groups and the four factors of physical fitness. In other words, the type of blood group factors and the potential impact of other factors will not affect the fitness of the physical capabilities of the blood.

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