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Knowledge of Food Habit and other Daily Habit are the Determinants of Health Status: A Study Among the Students of Chattogram Regions

Mohammed Jahedul Islam*1, Abdullah Al-Mamun2, Pabitra Debnath2, Farida Siddika2
1 University of Creative Technology, Bangladesh
2 University of Chittagong, Bangladesh


Citation: Al-Mamun A, Debnath P, Siddika F, Islam MJ (2020) Knowledge of Food Habit and other Daily Habit are the Determinants of Health Status: A Study Among the Students of Chattogram Regions. SciTech Central Pharma 2020. Mauritius

Received: January 14, 2020         Accepted: January 20, 2020         Published: January 20, 2020

Abstract

Background: Health is wealth. Success, happiness, development, and almost everything of life depend largely on good health condition. Health status of each individual varies on age, gender, food habits, physical activities, lifestyle, ethnicity and culture. To ensure a prosperous future, students' health needs to be taken care of as they are the boatmen of any nation.
Objectives: To uphold the awareness regarding health education, daily activities, food habits and health status among the student community across Chattogram regions of Bangladesh.
Methods: After ensuring ethical approval, 651 students were randomly selected from different schools, colleges and universities across Chattogram region. The data were collected, compiled, analyzed and prepared. In this study, 62% male (n-405) and 38% female (n= 246) students were enrolled.
Results: Awareness of health issues was found mostly in university students while this was rare among teenagers. Body Mass Index (BMI) among teenagers was found more fluctuated and was comparatively stable after teenage. Consciousness of cigarette smoking was found appreciable, but regular physical activity awareness should be increased more. The number of frequent internet users was not appreciable.
Conclusion: Enrolled students were from different areas across Chattogram regions of Bangladesh, where some might stay with parents, some with other relatives in distant places and in academic hostels. The students were from different religious beliefs, culture, ethnicity, and from rural or coastal areas. Based on the mentioned categories of the students' origins, their food choices, daily habits, lifestyles and health related awareness could be different.
Key words: Students, Good health, Food habits, Physical activities, BMI, Age, Hygiene awareness.