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Study of the predictive factors of body mass index in a group of Iranian undergraduate students

(2011) Study of the predictive factors of body mass index in a group of Iranian undergraduate students. Life Science Journal.

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Abstract

As part of research, predictive factors of body mass index (BMI) such as nutritional behavior (NB), nutritional knowledge (NK), attitude toward nutrition (ATN), physical exercise (PE) and demographic variables of age and gender among undergraduate students (US) of hormozgan university, Iran were studied, in a correlation trial. Two hundred seventy five US (137 boys and 138 girls) were randomly selected, responded to the study questionnaire and then weighed as the height was measured using a standard protocol in order to calculate BMI. Predictor factors such as NB, NK, ATN and PE were significantly positive for the normal BMI while age and gender were not positively predicted the normal BMI. Among the predicted variables, NB and PE had more important roles for explain the normal body mass index variance. It is concluded that, nutritional behavior and physical exercise could be an applicable approach for predict the health status of students.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 1
Keywords: undergraduate students; BMI; nutritional behavior and knowledge; attitude towards nutrition; physical exercise
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
WA Public Health > WA 300-395 Health Issues of Special Population Groups
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5353

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