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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(3): 109-117 Back to browse issues page
Evaluating the Nutritional Status of Dormitory Resident Students in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science
M Zamanian azodi *, A Ramazankhani, E Tavasoli, Z Gharli poor, M Motalebi, A Babaee, M Raeeisi, A Khorshidi
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Introduction: Nutritional assessment is an important method in public health for mea-suring health status of people in commun-ity. In this study, nutritional status of stude-nts residing in the dormitories of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science re-garding food groups’ intake were determ-ined. Materials & Methods: In this descriptive analytical survey, 658 students residing in the dormitories of Shahid Beheshti Univer-sity of Medical Science were selected by clustering sampling method. Data were col-lected using a questionnaire and analyzed by the statistical software, SPSS version 16. Findings: Mean age of participants was 21.82 years for female and 22.76 years for male. Consumption of cereals (P=0.03), meat and its substitutes (P=0.000), fruits (P=0.003), vegetables (P=0.000) and other foods (P=0.000) was significantly more in female students compared to males. Discussion & Conclusion: Results of the research indicated that the students had optimal practice towards nutrition. Thus, more attention is necessary to be paid by authorities to this specific topic and some measures are essential in training students in order to maintain and continue optimal nutritional status.
Keywords: nutritional status, food groups, Health, students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: public health
Received: 2013/09/23 | Accepted: 2013/09/25 | Published: 2013/09/25
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zamanian azodi M, ramazankhani A, tavasoli E, gharli poor Z, motalebi M, babaee A, et al . Evaluating the Nutritional Status of Dormitory Resident Students in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science . Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013; 21 (3) :109-117
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