Profile of body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness in brazilian aeronauts. (Perfil de la composición corporal y del condicionamiento cardiorrespiratorio en aeronautas militares brasileños).

Valéria Sales do Valle, Ana Cristina Lopes, Glória Barreto, Ângelo Marcelo Belas Coutinho, Bernardo Noel Gonçalves, Estélio Henrique Martin Dantas



The objective of this study was to verify the profile of body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness in brazilian military aeronauts, correlating them. The sample include 1550 aviators of the masculine sex (31,82 ± 9,70 years). The individuals were divided and classified in normal group (GN), overweight (GOW) and obesity (GOB). It was realized an anthropometric and cardiorespiratory fitness evaluation. The Pearson correlation test was used to investigate the mean correlation, but significative (r=-0,44; p=0,01), suggesting a relation of dependency between the variables VO2máx and BMI. The total sample was classified as a good cardiorrespiratoy fitness showing a mean value (41,15 ± 7,54 The sample presented mean values of BMI (25,29 ± 3,39 kg.m-2) and WC (0,87 ± 0,06 cm) and showed a light overweight classification with moderate risks to the health. These results suggest for the aeronauts group, that independent of cardiorespiratory fitness, only regular exercise not seems enough to prevent the weight excess.

Key words/palabras clave: cardiorespiratory fitness | anthropometric evaluation | aeronauts | aptitud cardiorespiratoria | evaluacion antropometrica | aeronautas


El objetivo de este estudio fue verificar el perfil de la composición corporal y del nivel de condición cardiorrespiratoria en aeronautas brasileños, correlacionándoles. Participaron en el estudio 1550 aviadores de sexo masculino (31,82 ± 9,70 años). La muestra fue dividida en tres grupos: Grupo Normal (GN), Sobrepeso (GOW) y Obesidad (GOB). Fue realizada una evaluación antropométrica y una evaluación de la aptitud cardiorrespiratoria. También se realizó la prueba de Kolmogorov- Smirnov para determinar la normalidad de la muestra y se utilizó la Correlación de Pearson para verificar la relación, entre las variables VO2máx e IMC (r=-0,44; p=0,01). Se evidenció que la mayoría de los aeronautas presentaban una buena aptitud física (41,15 ± 7,54 La muestra total analizada presentó valores medios de IMC (25,29 ± 3,39 kg.m-2) y CA (0,87 ± 0,06 cm) permitiendo clasificarla con grado de obesidad leve teniendo riesgos para la salud. Estos resultados sugieren que el grupo de aeronautas, independientemente del nivel de condición cardiorrespiratoria, solamente con ejercicio regular no fue suficiente para prevenir el exceso de peso.




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Palabras clave/key words

cardiorespiratory fitness; anthropometric evaluation; aeronauts; aptitud cardiorespiratoria; evaluacion antropometrica; aeronautas

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