Determination of Somatic Parameters in Czech Senior Population

Martin SEBERA, Masaryk University
Jaromir SEDLACEK, Masaryk University
Jan CACEK, Masaryk University
Josef MICHALEK, Masaryk University

Year 2012
Volume 1 Number 2
Page 1 – 15
Research Article


In this article are presented results of testing 569 Czech adult people (273 males and 296 females) older than 18 years. In this contribution there are discussed results in 6 physical development parameters: fitness score, body height, body weight, BMI, fat tissue percentage and waist hips rate, which were measured by machine Inbody 720. By questionnaire were learned parameters of sport practicing, life status and education. Presented results show rather negative trends. Parameters of body weight, BMI, fat tissue percentage and waist hips rate seem to be mutually connected. Body weight increases according higher age in all watched periods, both in groups of males and of females, too, though the body height decreases. This influences also BMI, when most of male groups and two oldest female groups are of overweight. Similarly results can be seen in parameters of fat tissue percentage and waist hips rate. Fitness score parameters show greater decrease in male groups when the younger groups have the better results. This parameter in female groups keeps more equal balance and slightly falls after age of 49. Those who practice sport or are single or possess good education have better results in these watched parameters.


Somatic Parameters, Czech Adult Population, Sport Practicing, Life Status,
Education Level