Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

First Committee Member

Lawrence A. Golding

Number of Pages



Physical fitness was measured in a Type II diabetic population and compared to apparently healthy men and women. Eighty-eight female Type II diabetics, aged over 40 years were compared to 2,008 normal females of the same age, and 138 male Type II diabetics were similarly compared to 2,271 normal males. The National YMCA physical fitness test battery was used to measure fitness which consisted of flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, and resting values of heart rate and blood pressure. Differences in the mean values of each parameter were tested for significance (p {dollar}<{dollar} 0.05) using the Z x test. Although significant differences were found in VO2 max and PWC max in both males and females, the results were conflicting. Since significant differences in most fitness variables existed, it must be assumed that Type II diabetics do not belong to the apparently healthy population fitness wise, therefore, norm tables should be developed for Type II diabetics. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).


Comparison; Diabetics; Fitness; Health; Physical fitness; Population; Diabetes

Controlled Subject

Medical sciences

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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