Xhabiri, Gafur and RAMADANI LIMANI, Ganimete and Durmishi, Namik and Miftari, Hava and Alija, Durim and Ferati, Ismail (2022) BODY MASS INDEX AND NUTRITIONAL HABITS OF ADOLESCENTS IN THE CITY OF GOSTIVAR. International Journal of Food Technology and Nutrition, 5 (9-10). pp. 40-47. ISSN 2671-3071

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Healthy nutrition is a basic need and the main pillar of human development. To achieve optimal physical growth and development, especially in adolescents, it is required to consume proper food, have good eating habits, and be physically active to continue being healthy at all stages of life. The study was conducted through a questionnaire by students of two high schools in the city of Gostivar, where the main objective was to take care of the BMI, consumption of the main food groups, bad nutritional habits, and food intake at main meals. The results showed that most adolescents have a normal BMI, but of concern are those who are overweight with 11.02%. When it comes to consuming the main food groups, most adolescents consume bread and similar products, then fruits and vegetables, as well as milk and dairy products. A significant percentage of adolescents consume fast food and coffee but do not consume alcohol. Most adolescents consume lunch regularly, but about a quarter of adolescents skip breakfast and dinner. There were statistically significant differences only in coffee and alcohol consumption, as χ2 was higher than the critical value (df), while the P value was lower than the significance P <0.05. It is recommended to consume less fast food and not skip the main meals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescents, BMI, nutritional habits, main meals.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 13:05
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 13:05

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