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Dietary Practices Associated with Obesity among Babcock University Students in Ilishan-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria

Version 1 : Received: 12 May 2020 / Approved: 13 May 2020 / Online: 13 May 2020 (15:26:52 CEST)

How to cite: Okondu, O.E.; Ogueri, C.; Afolabi, A.; Ifediora, U. Dietary Practices Associated with Obesity among Babcock University Students in Ilishan-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria. Preprints 2020, 2020050228 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0228.v1). Okondu, O.E.; Ogueri, C.; Afolabi, A.; Ifediora, U. Dietary Practices Associated with Obesity among Babcock University Students in Ilishan-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria. Preprints 2020, 2020050228 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0228.v1).

Abstract

Obesity is an issue of public health concern as it contributes to chronic non-communicable diseases despite the fact that it is preventable. Dietary practices and environment have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, overweight and obesity among young people. This study aimed to assess the dietary patterns associated with obesity among Babcock University students. A descriptive cross-sectional study was used to obtain data from 391 participants. Results reveal respondent’s knowledge was 12.06 ± 2.3 translating to an 80% prevalence performance, level of perception was 37.23 ± 9.23 with prevalence of 59.0%, dietary practices was 19.6 ± 5.23 with 59% prevalence. Factors influencing dietary practices revealed mean score of 15.2 ± 4.5 with 72.3% prevalence performance. The factors identified in this study has a great influence on dietary practices of the study participants. In conclusion Babcock University students have an excellent knowledge of dietary practices related to obesity. They also had good dietary practices. The identified factors had a great influence on the study participants.

Subject Areas

Obesity; Dietary practices; Diabetes; College students

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