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Zehni K, Rokhzadi M Z. Relationship Between Body Mass Index With Physical Activity and Some of demographicCharacteristics among students in kurdistan university of medical sciences.. sjnmp. 2017; 2 (3) :49-57
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Background and Aim: Today obesity and overweight are the major health problem all over
the world. Obesity and overweight are related to biological factors, individual, social, economic factors, different cultural factors and feeding behavior. Physical activity is one of the important factors for health related quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Physical Activity and Some of demographic Characteristics among students in kurdistan university of medical sciences, 2017.
Materials and Methods: In a cross – sectional study 171 students were selected by systematic random sampling. A questionnaire was completed for all participants including demographic characteristics and Physical activity. Students' height and weight were measured and also body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Data were analyzed using chi- square test, t- test, ANOVA and, pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: Of all participants 46.2% were male and 53.8% were female. Mean BMI of the students (n=171) was 22.46 and 3.57 of students had normal BMI. Regarding the level of physical activity 33.3% of students were active and 66.7% inactive. There was no significant relationship between physical activity, demographic characteristics and Body Mass Index. (p>0.05).
Conclusion: The majority of students had normal BMI. The results indicated that the level of physical activity was not sufficient among students. Therefore, it is necessary to have an education plan to educate students regarding life style modification.
 
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/12/30 | Revised: 2017/12/31 | Accepted: 2017/12/30 | Published: 2017/12/30 | ePublished: 2017/12/30

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