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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016, 10(6): 51-59 Back to browse issues page
Clinical Research Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
Abbas Saremi *1, Mohammad Parastesh2
1- Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Arak University, Arak, Iran , a-saremi@araku.ac.ir
2- Arak University, Arak, Iran
Abstract:   (844 Views)

Background and Objectives: Identification of nutritional status and physical activity pattern can be beneficial in improving public health. This study was carried out with the aim of assessing physical activity status and determining food habits in male students in Arak City.

Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 400 male students (12-14 years old) were selected from public school of Arak City by stratified randomized sampling. Then, questionnaires, including demographic information, physical activity level, and nutritional status (food frequency) were completed; height and weight were measured according to standard methods using a stadiometer and weighing scales, and body mass index was calculated and compared with CDC 2000 criteria. The data were analyzed using analysis of variance test.

Results: In this study, the total prevalence of underweight, overweight or obesity, and normal weight among the analytes, were 11.7%, 15.3%, and 72.9%, respectively. The physical activity score was estimated to be 2.5, which was indicative of moderate level of physical activity. The frequency of consumption of dairies, fruits, and vegetables were significantly lower than the amounts in Iranian food guide pyramid.

Conclusion: The findings of this study emphasize the importance of guiding and motivating people to include physical activity and healthy nutritin in their lifestyle and improvement of health and well-being.

Keywords: Adolescent, Body mass index, Nutrition habits, Physical Activity.
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Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2016/08/15 | Accepted: 2016/08/15 | Published: 2016/08/15
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Saremi A, Parastesh M. Clinical Research Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2016; 10 (6) :51-59
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