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Faghi A, Anooshe M. A survey on some nutritional behavior of obese people in Jenah, Hormozgan. hmj. 2008; 12 (1) :53-59
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Introduction: Erroneous nutritional behavior is one of the most important factor related to malnutrition and nutrients deficiency in human being. Obesity is probably the most prevalent type of malnutrition among adolescents and adults mainly in developing countries. Recent studies in our country have demonstrated that overweight and obesity have high prevalence in urban and rural societies. This survey was carried out to evaluate some nutritional behavior among obese (BMI≥30) adolescents (age=10-20) and adults (age=50-60) who referred to Jenah health center, Hormozgan province.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study which recruited 82 obese referrers (40 adults and 42 adolescents) by convenience non-probability sampling as research cases. Data was gathered by questionnaire of nutritional behavior determination and interview. Data was analyzed by SPSS statistical software, using descriptive statistics.
Results: Findings showed that approximately 20% of obese adolescents and 10% of obese adults consume sandwiches and fast foods more than 3 times a week. 44% of adolescents and 20% of adults drink soft beverages more than 3 times a week. 52% of adolescents did not eat breakfast at all. 60% of each group received less than 2 servings of dairy products per day. 44% of adolescents and 55% of adults had less than 3 servings of fruits daily.
Conclusion: The results indicate that obese participants in this study have multiple unhealthy nutritional behaviors. Attempts for educating people about importance of healthy diet and improvement of government strategies for availability of healthy foodstuff can ameliorate nutrition status of society.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/10/22 | Accepted: 2017/10/22 | Published: 2017/10/22

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