Medical Forum MonthlyJournal Country: Pakistan ISSN: 1029-385X Type of Publication: Journal Article Category: Humans, Young Adult, Country of Research: Pakistan Type of Research: Clinical Keywords: Health Systems,Statistics and Health Surveys, Body Mass Index ,Cross-Sectional Studies ,Students, Medical
The objective of this cross sectional survey was to determine the effect of consuming regular breakfast on BMI in medical students of Jinnah Medical and Dental College. Cross sectional study.
This study was conducted among the medical students of Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi, from April 2014 to August 2014. The sample comprised of all the students of first to fourth year MBBS students.374 students actually became the part of our study. The data was collected using a pre tested and pre coded questionnaire. The data was analyzed by using SPSS version 20.0. Our study reveals that 43% [n=161] were the regular breakfast consumers compared to 57% [n=213] who were irregular breakfast eaters. From this regular breakfast consumers 63.2% [n=102] had normal BMI and 36.8% [n=59] had deviant BMI. From this deviant BMI group 64 % [n=38] of the students were underweight and 36 % [n=21] were obese. The findings of our study support earlier research which suggests that regular breakfast consumption helps to keep our BMI within normal range
Fadieleh Adnan Sohail ,Zeba Saeed ,Bushra Bilal ,
A cross sectional survey to determine the effect of consuming regular breakfast on BMI in medical students of Jinnah medical and dental college,
Med. Forum Mon. 2015;
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