Body Mass Index in Zahedan University Of Medical Sciences Students

AUTHORS

Z Mortazavi 1 , * , Mahnaz Shahrakipoor 1

1 Nutritional Dept, Faculty of medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Mortazavi Z, Shahrakipoor M. Body Mass Index in Zahedan University Of Medical Sciences Students, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2002 ; 4(2):e95338.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 4 (2); e95338
Published Online: June 21, 2002
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 11, 2002
Accepted: June 17, 2002
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Abstract

Body mass index (BMI) is a tool for indicating weight status in adults. BMI is used as an index
for determining the total body fatness or general obesity. In importance of young people health, this
study was carried out to determine the rate of healthy among students of Zahedan University of
Medical Sciences in 2001-2002. We chose 720 students (428 female aged 20.9±2.4 and 292 male
aged 23.3±4.6 y) that were selected in stratified sampling. The results shows the Mean and SD BMI
were 21.6±3.1, and 21.7±2.9, respectively, in female and male a student that statistically there was
no difference between mean BMI. 18.3% of students were underweight, 12.9 were overweight and
1.3% was obese. As results show some of female and male students are in a degree of malnutrition,
therefore launching nutritional programs and life style modification program are recommended

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