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A Study of Anthropometric Somatotype of Mentally Challenged Children in Chhattisgarh, India

Shilpa Inchulkar1 and Reeta Venugopal2

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

Purpose: This study focused on evaluation of somatotype characteristics of mentally challenged children in Chhattisgarh, India. Methods & Materials: Ex-post facto design was used. Purposive Sampling method was used to select 35 trainable and educable mentally challenged children (male) without any multiple disabilities from special schools for the mentally challenged children in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The age of the children was between 14 - 16 years. Each subject was somatotyped by the Heath- Carter Anthropometric Method. Data were analyzed with mean, standard deviation.Majority of participants have predominantly mesomorphic endomorph characteristics.Mentally challenged children in Raipur, Chhattisgarh were mesomorphic endomorph in their somatotype characteristics.