Differences in eating and lifestyle habits between first- and sixth-year medical students from Zagreb

Nola, Iskra Alexandra and Doko Jelinić, Jagoda and Matanić, Dubravka and Pucarin-Cvetković, Jasna and Bergman Marković, Biserka and Senta, Ankica (2010) Differences in eating and lifestyle habits between first- and sixth-year medical students from Zagreb. Collegium Antropologicum, 34 (4). pp. 1289-1294. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

Eating and lifestyle habits of first (n=169) and sixth (n=272) year students, aged 18 to 26 years, attending a Medical School in Zagreb, were compared related to the years of study. A self-administered questionnaire created for this study incorporated a food frequency questionnaire. Both year students reported similar number of meals per day, irregular consumption of meals, skipping breakfast, frequency of vegetables, fruits, cereals, sweets, milk and dairy products consumption, body mass index (BMI) calculated from self-reported weight and height and alcohol consumption. Significant differences between groups were observed in consuming supper (p=0.001), being on diet (p=0.032), intake of supplements (p=0.041), meat (p<0.001), dried meat (p=0.027), coffee and tea consumption (p=0.016), physical activity (p=0.041; p=0.016), and smoking (p=0.029). This study showed non-healthy eating and lifestyle behavior among Medical School students. We observed association between the year of study, and some of the eating habits and lifestyle factors.

Abstract in Croatian

RAZLIKE U PREHRAMBENIM I ŽIVOTNIM NAVIKAMA STUDENATA PRVE I ŠESTE GODINE MEDICINSKOG FAKULTETA U ZAGREBU ----- U ovom radu uspoređivane su prehrambene i životne navike studenata prve (n=169) i šeste (n=272) godine Medicinskog fakulteta u Zagrebu, prosječne starosti od 19 do 26 godina, obzirom na godinu studija. Za prikupljanje podataka u ovom istraživanju kreiran je Upitnik o prehrambenim navikama studenata. Studenti obiju godina slični su po: dnevnom broju obroka, neredovitom uzimanju obroka, preskakanju doručka, učestalosti konzumacije povrća, voća, žitarica, slatkiša, mlijeka i mliječnih proizvoda, kao i indeksom tjelesne mase te konzumaciji alkohola. Značajne razlike između ispitivanih skupina uočene su u konzumaciji večere (p=0,001), učestalosti provođenja redukcijskih dijeta (p=0,032), uzimanju dodataka prehrani (p=0,041), konzumaciji mesa (p<0,001), suhomesnatih proizvoda (p=0,027), kave i čaja (p=0,016), tjelesnoj aktivnosti (p=0,041; p=0,016), i pušenju (p=0,029). Istraživanje je ukazalo na postojanje nezdravih prehrambenih i životnih navika, među studentima Medicinskog fakulteta u Zagrebu, te je uočena povezanost između godine studija i nekih prehrambenih i životnih navika.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Katedra za zdravstvenu ekologiju i medicinu rada
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Nola, Iskra AlexandraUNSPECIFIED
Doko Jelinić, JagodaUNSPECIFIED
Matanić, DubravkaUNSPECIFIED
Pucarin-Cvetković, JasnaUNSPECIFIED
Bergman Marković, BiserkaUNSPECIFIED
Senta, AnkicaUNSPECIFIED
Date: December 2010
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/937

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