Afolabi 2013 Int J Sci Engin Res
|Afolabi BO, Akanbi OG (2013) Effects of body mass index on aerobic power (VO2max) and energy expenditure (EE): a case of manual load lifting in agro-processing. Int J Sci Engin Res 4:1718-21.|
Abstract: The studies aimed at determine the effect of body mass index (BMI) on aerobic power (VO2max) and energy expenditure (EE) during manual operation in primary agro-processing. Selected physiological and anthropometry properties of voluntary group of thirteen subjects were measured with respect to manual lifting of loads through the vertical distance of 0.92m from ankle level to inlet opening of thresher during threshing operation. The measured properties showed that height and weight ranged from 1.65m to 1.83m and 53g to 78g respectively, the calculated BMI ranged from 18.38kg/m2 to 28.65kg/m2. Heart rate at rest (HRrest) and maximum heart rate (HRmax) were measured with maximum; minimum values of 56beat/min; 89beat/min and 191beat/min; 200beat/min corresponded to mean ± SD of 72.5 ± 11.7 and 195.8 ± 3.0 respectively. The calculated EE and VO2max have minimum; maximum values of 94kj/min; 396kj/min and 32.2ml/min/kg; 52.5ml/min/kg corresponded to mean ± SD of 238.7 ± 92.5 and 41.5 ± 6.9. Results on relational effects showed that increase in EE relate positively to BMI, while increase in VO2max relate negatively to BMI. Also, it was found that heights of the subjects relate directly to lifted loads, while body weights relate inversely to the lifted loads. Regression models that could be used to express the relationship existing between independent variables EE (e) and VO2max (a), and dependent variable BMI (yB) are; yB = 6.2792e + 106.9 (R2 = 0.0361) and yB = - 0.4858 a + 51.689 (R2 = 0.039) respectively. Also, the regression models for relationship that occurred between independent variables height (h) and weight (w) and dependent variable load quantity (yL)are; yL= 0.2465h +164.58 (R2 = 0.091) and yL = -0 .4018w +78.592 (R2 = 0.1389)respectively. Environmental conditions such as relative humidity, air temperature and atmospheric pressure were noted, and has the values of 84.57%, 21.79oC and 765mmHg respectively. The relationship existing between the physiological factors and BMI were found to be adequately expressed by regression equations.
• Keywords: Aerobic power, Agro-processing, Anthropometry properties, Body mass index, Energy expenditure, Environmental conditions, Manual load lifting, Physiological properties, Regression models
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