Eating Behavior and Body Mass Index Status of Senior Regular Undergraduate Students of Addis Ababa University
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 107-116
Received: Feb. 9, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 24, 2016; Published: Mar. 12, 2016
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Tefera Tezera Negera, School of Commerce, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Jemal Haidar Ali, Department of Reproductive Health and Health Service Management, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Abstract
The purpose of this study is to assess eating behavior and Body Mass Index status of Senior Regular Undergraduate students of Addis Ababa University. Institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 774 sampled regular senior undergraduate students from three conveniently selected campuses of Addis Ababa University namely the main Campus, Technology and Science faculties. A pre-tested structured and semi structured questionnaires was used to collect the socioeconomic, demographic and eating behavior of the participants. This study highlights the presence of unhealthy eating behaviors attitude and a high prevalence of underweight among university students. It is concluded that promoting healthy eating behavior among young adults is crucial to achieve a healthy nutritional status.
Keywords
Eating Behavior, BMI, University Students, Addis Ababa
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Tefera Tezera Negera, Jemal Haidar Ali, Eating Behavior and Body Mass Index Status of Senior Regular Undergraduate Students of Addis Ababa University, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 107-116. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160402.15
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