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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 759-765
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.759.765
Anthropometry and Dietary Assessment of Males and Females Students at Mu'tah University
Y.A. Abdullah Al-Rewashdeh and M. Hanee Al-Dmoor

Abstract:
The aim of this study was to survey the body measurements and dietary intake of university students. One hundred seventy eight students (96 males and 82 females) aged 20.4 to 22.6 years at Faculty of Agriculture/Mu'tah University were participated in the study. The nutrition status of students was assessed by using anthropometry and dietary methods and compared with available references. Males and females had means of weight (kg): 59.6±2.1 and 55.8±2.4 and of height (m): 1.67±0.08 and 1.61±0.07. Males and females had circumferences (cm) of arm: 28.6±1.2 and 25.3±0.8; of waist (W): 86.1±2.6 and 72.8±3.1 and of hip (H): 85.8±1.2 and 90.4±2.8. Males had significantly lower triceps, total skin folds and percent of total body fat than the females. Arm muscle circumference, arm area and arm muscle area were higher, whereas arm fat area was lower in males than in females. Males consumed higher energy (2208±85 kcal day-1) and protein (43.1±4.3 g day-1) than females (2035±93 kcal day-1 and 39.2±3.5 g day-1). The Relative Energy Contribution (REC) of carbohydrates, total fat, saturated fat and monounsaturated fat in diets of males and females was higher, whereas the REC of polyunsaturated fat and protein were lower than the recommended. Males and females received lower vitamins (except E), macro minerals (except sodium) and micro minerals (except iron in males) than the recommended.
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How to cite this article:

Y.A. Abdullah Al-Rewashdeh and M. Hanee Al-Dmoor, 2010. Anthropometry and Dietary Assessment of Males and Females Students at Mu'tah University. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 759-765.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.759.765

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2010.759.765

 
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