A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ANTHROPOMETRIC ATTRIBUTES IN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS
School-age children are one of the most active segments of any society. The diet/food and environment, as well as the routines of school-aged children, have a significant impact on their development, body weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI), and hence on the overall general wellbeing status of the school-aged children. The present study was conducted with an aim to compare the anthropometric attributes in government and private school going children. Analytical and crosssectional study design was used. The study was conducted on male children from private and government schools, located within of the main city of Sargodha, Pakistan. Five each from private and government sector, total ten schools were selected in this study. Convenience sampling technique was used. Children between the ages of 9-11 years, Children in primary level of education and children which are the residents of Sargodha were included in the study. On the basis of statistical results, the weight and BMI level of private school children is significantly higher as compare to government school children. No statistically significant difference was found between height in Private and government school’s students.