Overview of Lifestyle and Anthropometry of Students of the Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University During COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine, lifestyle, anthropometry.
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has spread worldwide, forcing governments to implement quarantines as
a preventive measure against the spread of the virus. Quarantine causes changes in lifestyle and anthropometry
status among communities.
Objective: To describe the lifestyle and anthropometric status of medical students batch 2018 FM UA during the
pandemic. Methods: This was a descriptive study using online questionnaires from September 2020 to February
Results: There were variations in students’ anthropometry. Students’ average height is 161.110 cm, the average
weight is 60.308 cm, the average body mass index is 23.193 cm, the average upper arm circumference is 27.846 cm,
and the average abdominal circumference is 79.621 cm. Furthermore, 145 respondents (81.9%) stated that they
experienced changes in their lifestyle during the pandemic. A total of 89 respondents (50.3%) continued to exercise
and the other 88 respondents (49.7%) did not. Regarding the sleep pattern, 108 respondents (61%) had quite
good sleep quality and 50 respondents (28.2%) had quite poor sleep quality. For the food consumption pattern,
46 respondents (26%) ate more sweet foods. Furthermore, 156 respondents (88.1%) did sedentary activities, with
77 respondents (43.5%) doing sedentary behavior for more than 6 hours a day.
Conclusion: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the anthropometric status of medical students batch 2018 FMUA
varied; and tend to maintain their physical activity, have quite good sleep quality, prefer eating sweet foods, and
do a sedentary behavior for a longer duration
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