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Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits

Laxmi Gautam, Amrita Gyawali, Julan Gaire, Radha Aryal, Deepak Belbase, Madan Prasad Panthi.

Abstract
Background: Nutritional intake has great impact during the adolescent period due to their physical and mental growth and development.

Objective: This study was designed to see the association of dietary practice with body mass index (BMI) among adolescent and their health risk habits.

Materials and Methods: A total of 212 adolescents from three government schools of Butwal sub-metropolitan city were randomly selected to participate in this cross-sectional study. A semi-structured, self-administered questionnaire was provided to collect information. Height and weight were measured. SPSS software version 21 was used for data analysis; Chi-square test was applied to see association and P ≤ 0.05 was taken as statistically significant.

Results: The mean age of the respondent was 17 ± 1.19 years. Nearly 60% of them were female. Their BMI was ranging from 12.84 to 40.58 kg/m2 with average 20.77 ± 3.52 kg/m2. About 33% of the adolescents were malnourished, among them, 23.6% were underweight. Nearly one-fourth of the respondent had consumed alcohol which was 7% in case of drugs. Among the girls, non-smokers were 90.6% while it was 70.6% for boys. Health risk habits were significantly common among boys.

Conclusion: Proportion of overweight among adolescent is increasing while underweight is still a significant problem. Health risk habits are also being common which is an alarming situation in public health.

Key words: Adolescent; Body Mass Index; Nutrition; Practice


 
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Gautam L, Gyawali A, Gaire J, Aryal R, Belbase D, Panthi MP. Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(9): 706-711. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0514214062019


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Gautam L, Gyawali A, Gaire J, Aryal R, Belbase D, Panthi MP. Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(9): 706-711. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0514214062019



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Gautam L, Gyawali A, Gaire J, Aryal R, Belbase D, Panthi MP. Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2019), [cited September 21, 2019]; 8(9): 706-711. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0514214062019



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Gautam, L., Gyawali, . A., Gaire, . J., Aryal, . R., Belbase, . D. & Panthi, . M. P. (2019) Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 8 (9), 706-711. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0514214062019



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Gautam, Laxmi, Amrita Gyawali, Julan Gaire, Radha Aryal, Deepak Belbase, and Madan Prasad Panthi. 2019. Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (9), 706-711. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0514214062019



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Gautam, Laxmi, Amrita Gyawali, Julan Gaire, Radha Aryal, Deepak Belbase, and Madan Prasad Panthi. "Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8 (2019), 706-711. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0514214062019



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Gautam, Laxmi, Amrita Gyawali, Julan Gaire, Radha Aryal, Deepak Belbase, and Madan Prasad Panthi. "Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8.9 (2019), 706-711. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0514214062019



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Gautam, L., Gyawali, . A., Gaire, . J., Aryal, . R., Belbase, . D. & Panthi, . M. P. (2019) Association of dietary practice with body mass index among late adolescent and their health risk habits. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (9), 706-711. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0514214062019





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