Assessment of Eating Habits of Adolescents Body Mass Index Percentile at Secondary School in Najaf Governorate

Authors

  • Haidar Fadhil Abbas
  • Zainab Neamat Jumaah
  • Mansour Abdullah Falah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14556

Keywords:

Eating Habits, Adolescents, and Body Mass Index.

Abstract

Objective: to assess and find out association between the eating habits and adolescents BMI percentile at
secondary school.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 537 adolescents (270 boys and 267 girls) aged
12-15 years selected by means of a multistage stratified random sampling technique.
Results: according to the body mass index; underweight was (6.7), normal weight was (61.5), overweight
was (9.5) and obesity was (22.3). (75%) of adolescents have a healthy eating habits while more than two
third of adolescents do not consumed fruits and vegetables.
Recommendation: Intervention programs focusing on promoting changes in lifestyles, food habits and
increasing physical activity need to be implemented at the earliest stage of children life.

Author Biographies

Haidar Fadhil Abbas

Assistant Lecturer, College of Nursing, University of Kufa, Iraq

Zainab Neamat Jumaah

Assistant Lecturer, College of Nursing,
University of Kufa, Iraq

Mansour Abdullah Falah

Assis Prof, College of Nursing, University of Kufa, Iraq

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Haidar Fadhil Abbas, Zainab Neamat Jumaah, & Mansour Abdullah Falah. (2021). Assessment of Eating Habits of Adolescents Body Mass Index Percentile at Secondary School in Najaf Governorate. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 1537-1541. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14556