Junior Mongolian athletes' functionality profiling versus their living conditions


PhD Gundegmaa Lkhagvasuren 1, 2
Shagdar Bat-Erdene 2, 3
1Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport, Youth and Tourism (GTSOLIFK), Moscow
2Mongolian National Institute of Physical Education, Ulaanbaatar
3Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar

The study considers comparative analytical data of the junior athletes’ functionality rating tests. Subject to the study were the functionality rates of 5426 athletes of 8-17 years of age versus their living conditions classified basically by the accommodation classes as follows: 1345 athletes dwelling in apartments; 2291 athletes living in jurts (nomad’s tents); and 1285 athletes residing in hostels. Subject to the tests under the study were the following functionality rates: arterial pressure; quiescent-state heart rate; peaking forced expiratory volume; and wrist dynamometric indices. One-way (ANOVA) and multiple-way dispersion analysis method was used for the intergroup data difference meaningfulness ratings for the sporting versus non-sporting 8-17 year-old subjects under the study. The analysis gives the grounds to conclude that living conditions are of significant influence on the functionality rates of the young men and women athletes, with those residing in comfortable apartments and hostels showing notably higher functionality rates than their peers living in jurts.

Keywords: functionality rates, junior athletes, living conditions.


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