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Glasnik Antropološkog društva Srbije
2018, iss. 53, pp. 125-130
article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 18/01/2019
doi: 10.5937/gads53-18616
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Nutritional status, eating and physical activity habits of Medical students
aDom zdravlja, Novi Sad
bUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine + Institut za javno zdravlje Vojvodine, Novi Sad
cUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine + Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad



The aim of this study was to determine the association between nutritional status of students, dietary habits, and behavior and habits in physical activity. The study was conducted as a cross sectional study. Data collection was performed in September and October 2013, and conducted through questionnaires. The survey included 92 students of all majors study the Medical school, University of Novi Sad. Analyzing the nutritional status of all students in this study, 68.48% were normal weight students, underweight 10.87%, and 20.65% overweight and obese. Differences in nutritional status and dietary habits were confirmed, but were not highly statistically significant. Comparing the coefficient of variation it was found that examined students are more homogeneous with respect to the behavior and habits of physical activity (13.83%), less homogeneous in relation to nutritional status (14.61%) and the least homogeneous with respect to eating habits (15.18%). Based on the obtained results it can be concluded that eating habits and habits in physical activity of students of different majors of Medical school in Novi Sad are very similar without any confirmed differences between the analyzed groups of students. For more concrete results study should include students from other faculties.



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