International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review
ISSN: 2347-3215 Volume 1 Number 4 (2013) pp. 13-16
Comparison of haemoglobin and leukocyte between athletes and non athletes
K.Umarani1 and P.V.Shelvam2*
1Department of Physical Education, Sri Ranganathar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India 2Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamilnadu, India
The purpose of the study was to find out the comparison of haemoglobin and leukocytes between athletes and non athletes. To achieve this purpose of the study, twenty students were selected as subjects who were from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar. The selected subjects were aged between 21 to 25 years. Athletes are those who represented Annamalai University athletes for a minimum of four years and participated in the Inter university competition. Non athletes are those did not participate in Inter university competition. Both the groups underwent regular physical activities of Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences. The following variables such as Haemoglobin and Leukocytes were selected. Static group comparison design was used in this study; static group consists of athletes and non athletes. There were no pre and post test, hence comparative design was used. Analysis of variance of independent group was applied and the level of significance was set at 0.05 level and the obtained F ratio was tested for significance. There was a significant difference in leukocyte total count between athletes and non athletes, but there were no significant difference in haemoglobin between athletes and non athletes.
Haemoglobin; Athletes; Leukocytes; Analysis of variance