Relationship between Diet Quality and Obesity in Tikrit Secondary Schools Students
Keywords:diet quality ; adiposity measures ; secondary school students ;Tikrit city
This study to estimation the relation between diet quality and adiposity measures among secondary school students in Tikrit City. Patients and methods: cross-sectional descriptive epidemiological study was carried out to estimate the relation between diet quality and it’s association with anthropometric changes among 153 students (80 girls and 73 boys) in secondary school students in Tikrit city and also its association with demographic differences selected by means of a simple random sample. Results: In this study, a total of 153 secondary school students were surveyed. The majority were females (52,29%) and most of them (41.25%) were between 16-18 years old. Most of them (55.56%) had a BMI range from 18.5-25 and their waist-to-height ratio (< 0.5) were (67.32%). (32.03%) of students had a family history of obesity while (67.97%) had a negative family history. Conclusions: Most of the students have a normal BMI (55.56%) , so the frequency of overweight was more common in female gender (60%), while in male (50.68%). And (32.03%) of students had a positive family history of obesity while (67.97%) had negative family history, From students who have a positive family history, (32.66%) had an overweight BMI (25-30) and (44.9%) waist-to-height ratio which considered as indication of central obesity.
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