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The examination of the predictive factors of body mass index among the high school students in Bandar Abbas

(2011) The examination of the predictive factors of body mass index among the high school students in Bandar Abbas. Advances in Environmental Biology.

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Abstract

Object: This study examined the relationship between normal BMI and nutritional behavior (NB), nutritional knowledge (NK), attitude toward nutrition (ATN), physical exercise (PE) and demographic variables of age and gender among the high school students of Bandar Abbas city, Iran. Method: in a correlation study, 286 high school students (143 boys and 143 girls) were randomly selected and responded to the study questionnaire. These volunteer students were then weighed and had their height measured using a standard protocol to calculate BMI. Data were analyzed by Logistic Regression, Enter Method. Results: Variables such as NB, NK, ATN and PE were significantly found to be positive predicted with normal BMI while age and gender variables were not predicted normal BMI. Conclusion: from between the predicted variables roles of nutritional behavior and physical exercise were more important than others to explain the normal BMI variance. It seems that intervention programs is necessary with more emphasis on mentioned important variables (NB and PE) and can be a multidimensional approach to the implementation of such programs on the health status of students.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Keywords: Attitude towards nutrition; BMI; Nutritional behavior and knowledge; Physical exercise; Students
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/5395

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