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Fizička kultura
2017, vol. 71, iss. 2, pp. 145-153
article language: Serbian, English
document type: Professional Paper
doi:10.5937/fizkul1702145P

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Relationship between lifestyle and nutritional status among adolescent
aViša škola za vaspitače i sportske trenere, Subotica
bTehnička škola "Ivan Sarić", Subotica

e-mail: pozarh@gmail.com

Abstract

To prevent excess weight, the eating habits and lifestyle among adolescence arouse great interest in public health. The aim of this study is to analyze the lifestyle and nutritional status of this age, also to determine the difference between the habits of the students that attend the Medical and Technical school and to find out that knowing about the importance of a healthy lifestyle would have an effect on everyday habits. The research was conducted as a cross-sectional study in a Medical school and a Technical school in Vojvodina. The research instrument was a questionnaire, which is anonymous and voluntary, filled out by 209 students, aged 14-18 years. Analysis of the data was analyzed by the statistical package SPSS. We used descriptive statistics and statistical significance between the two schools was tested using the Pearson χ2 test. Students of the technical school don't think about health, but they are physically more active. They have a higher percentage of overweight students (18%). The students of the Medical school are thinking about health, physically less active, and have a higher percentage of underweight students (10%). With appearance is satisfied with 44% of respondents. One-third believes that they have overweight and should lose a weight. The knowledge about the importance a healthy lifestyle in students of medical school affect consciousness in selecting foods, the desire to control their own weight, but does not influence to the regular physical activity.

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