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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 202-207
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2005.202.207
Energy Requirements, Prediction of Body Fat and Weight Status Analysis of Nursing Students in Gaza Strip
Baker Mahmud Zabut

Abstract:
This study aimed to assess the total daily energy requirements (TDR), body mass index (BMI) , body fat percentage (PBF), and weight status analysis according to body mass of nursing students in Gaza Strip. Study sample consisted of (93) subjects from college of nursing at Islamic university, Gaza, and (61) subjects from Palestine college of nursing, Khan Younus. Systematic random sample was used in this study to select the subjects from both colleges. Average basal metabolic rate (BMR) and approx. total daily energy requirements (TDR) for male students at Islamic university-Gaza (IUG) were 1700 (SD 252) and 2040 Kcal/day respectively. For the female students BMR and TDR were 1506 (SD 213) Kcal/day and 1807 Kcal/day, respectively. Average body mass index (BMI) of the male students at IUG was 23.85 (SD 4.06) Kg/m2, and for female students of the same college was 23.97 (SD 4.51) Kg/m2. Average body fat percentage (PBF) of nursing male students at IUG was 17.21 (SD 4.82) and for females was 27.96 (SD 5.41). About sixty sex (66.1%) percent of male nursing students at IUG had ideal weight whereas, 5.3% and 28.5 % were underweight and overweight respectively. For female students, 73% had normal weight and 27% had overweight. Average BMR and approx. TDR for the male students at Palestine college of nursing (PCN) were 1635 (SD 226) and 1962 Kcal/day respectively. For the female students BMR and TDR were 1470 (SD 152) and 1765 Kcal/day respectively. Average BMI of the male students at PCN was 22.70 (SD 3.25) Kg/m2, and female students of the same college was 21.80 (SD 2.93) Kg/m2. Average PBF for males at PCN was 15.64 (SD 3.90) and for females was 26.30 (SD 3.88). About seventy two (72.2) % of male students at PCN had ideal weight whereas, 5.6% and 22.2 % were underweight and overweight respectively. For female students at the same college, 72 %, 4 %,and 24 % had ideal weight, underweight and overweight respectively.
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How to cite this article:

Baker Mahmud Zabut , 2005. Energy Requirements, Prediction of Body Fat and Weight Status Analysis of Nursing Students in Gaza Strip . Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 4: 202-207.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2005.202.207

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2005.202.207

 
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