Nutritional status and sedentary lifestyle among undergraduate business students in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Alam / Farah Diyana Mustafa and Ainil Nabilah Mohamad Tanuri

Mustafa, Farah Diyana and Mohamad Tanuri, Ainil Nabilah (2019) Nutritional status and sedentary lifestyle among undergraduate business students in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Alam / Farah Diyana Mustafa and Ainil Nabilah Mohamad Tanuri. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

The problem of overweight and obesity among Malaysian that shows by the majority of young people has been continually increased in this country. Obesity can cause many health problems and risk factors of many diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease and can lead to death. Adult eating behaviour and sedentary behaviour can be a measure to identify this problem. Therefore, the purpose of this study conducted was to evaluate the nutritional status: eating behaviour and sedentary lifestyle among undergraduate business students in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Alam. The study was conducted by using a quantitative method, and the questionnaires were distributed to the selected respondents who fulfil the inclusions criteria. A cross-sectional design was used as study design. Three hundred fifty-seven of undergraduate business students from different centre were involved in this study. The finding of the study found that most of the respondents had normal BMI (44%), followed by obesity (30%), overweight (16%), and the least was underweight (10.1%). Besides, we found out that most of the respondents had the enjoyment of food behaviour as the most determination of the nutritional status while had a higher sedentary lifestyle in the weekend rather than in the weekday. This study also found that gender had a relationship with both nutritional status and sedentary lifestyle. In addition, there was an association of BMI with nutritional status (F-stats = 5.520) but not with a sedentary lifestyle. The result of this study will contribute to the university as well to promote a healthy lifestyle among university students. Thus, it will contribute to future researchers in Malaysia to conduct the other related study.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Mustafa, Farah Diyana
2015250596
Mohamad Tanuri, Ainil Nabilah
2015230016
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Said, Norimah
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal health and hygiene. Including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene
R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Specialties of internal medicine > Metabolic diseases > Obesity
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Nursing
Keywords: Nutritional Status, Sedentary Lifestyle, obesity
Date: June 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/52071
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