Anthropometry Measures and Prevalence of Obesity among Undergraduates of Public University Libya

Authors

  • Nazeh laater
  • Mohamed A. M. Alhoot
  • Osama B, Albajalan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17353

Keywords:

Demographic factors, socioeconomic factors, eating habits, physical activity

Abstract

This research examines demographics, socioeconomic, eating habits, andphysical activity on obesity
prevalence in students of Libya. The present study population consists of undergraduate students
joining the universities of the west coast of Libya. Specifically, the research has been carried out with
undergraduate students of two public universities (Zawia University and Sabaratha University) of Libya.
The present study has used a survey based on the constructs of the conceptual framework. Therefore,
self-distributed questionnaires for each of 500 samples of the student to collect from the questionnaire.
This research has done a comprehensive theoretical discussion to be able to come up with the research
hypotheses. The hypotheses were that there is a significant relationship between demographic factors
and obesity prevalence in undergraduate students of Libya. Also, there is no significant relationship
between socioeconomic factors and obesity prevalence in undergraduate students of Libya and.
Furthermore, there is a significant difference between male and female undergraduate students in terms
of eating habits. And finally, there is a significant difference between male and female undergraduate
students in physical activity.Moreover, the study proposes the management take the initiative for the
implementation of strategies that will be helpful to get the awareness about obesity among students in
Libya.

Author Biographies

Nazeh laater


Postgraduate Student, School of Graduate Studies, Management & Science University, Shah Alam, Selangor,
Malaysia,

Mohamed A. M. Alhoot

Medical Microbiology Unit, International Medical School (IMS), Management & Science University (MSU), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Osama B, Albajalan

Former Senior Lecture, Anatomy Unit, International Medical School, Management & Science University, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Nazeh laater, Mohamed A. M. Alhoot, & Osama B, Albajalan. (2021). Anthropometry Measures and Prevalence of Obesity among Undergraduates of Public University Libya. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(1), 203–213. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17353