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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2003, 3(3): 44-52 Back to browse issues page
Comparing Nutritional Status of College Female Students Living on and off Campus in Ardabil, 1999
Ali Tarighat *, Reza Mahdavi, Jamal Ghaemmaghami, Abdolrasool Saafaian
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Background & Objectives: In young females, especially among university students because of the physiological needs, the intake of energy and essential nutrients is very important. Some changes happen in the life style of these students, which can affect their nutritional status. In this study the nutritional status, energy and nutrients intake of young female students living on and off campus were investigated.   

Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study nutritional status of 82 on-campus female students and 74 off-campus ones (Age range=18-24) were assessed and compared using anthropometrics measurements and three-day dietary records method including one day off. Nutritional values were analyzed  using FP2 computer program and statistical analyses were carried out by EPI6.

Results: The findings indicated no significant difference between the daily average energy intake of on-campus and off-campus students (2247±24) and (2192±21 kcal respectively).    Energy intake of on-campus students from carbohydrates was significantly higher than that of off-campus students, whilst energy intake from protein and fat was significantly lower (p<0.001). 34.2% of on-campus students and 58.1% of off-campus ones received more than 30% of their energy from fat. Besides, 85.4% of on-campus students and 44.6% of off-campus ones received less than 15gr of fiber every day. Results also indicated that mean intake of, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, C and folacin for on-campus students was significantly lower than off-campus students (p<0.001).

Conclusions: The findings indicated that in both groups the intake of some essential micronutrients was lower than recommended levels. However, in general the nutritional status of off-campus students was better than on-campus ones. On the basis of these results the improvement of university food service programs would be beneficial.           

Keywords: Nutritional Status, Energy Intake, Nutrients
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Received: 2001/03/5 | Accepted: 2003/02/3 | Published: 2004/03/5
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Tarighat A, Mahdavi R, Ghaemmaghami J, Saafaian A. Comparing Nutritional Status of College Female Students Living on and off Campus in Ardabil, 1999. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2003; 3 (3) :44-52
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