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Research Article

Exploration of the Dietary and Lifestyle Behaviors and Weight Status and Their Self-Perceptions among Health Sciences University Students in North Lebanon

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics grouped by BMI categories.

Total
( = 369)
Underweight
( = 16)
Normal
( = 234)
Overweight
( = 102)
Obese
( = 17)
Test of sig.
Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%

Age
 Min.–max.17.0–25.017.0–22.017.0–25.017.0–25.017.0–21.00.134
 Mean ± SD19.60 ± 1.67/sqrt (369)18.94 ± 1.34/419.61 ± 1.6319.78 ± 1.8419.06 ± 1.09

Gender
 Male5013.624.02754.01734.048.0 = 0.310
 Female31986.4144.420764.98526.6134.1

University
 Public20956.662.913966.55727.373.30.188
 Private16043.4106.39559.34528.1106.3

Level
 Junior19352.3136.711358.65629.0115.70.042
 Senior17647.731.712168.84626.163.4

Living conditions
 With family34192.4154.421462.89728.4154.4 = 0.492
 Away from home287.613.62071.4517.927.1

Residence area
 Urban25067.8124.815562.07128.4124.80.837
 Rural11932.243.47966.33126.154.2

Educational level of father
 Illiterate287.600.01864.31035.700.0


= 0.571
(0.445)★★
 Primary school8222.333.75162.22631.722.4
 Prep. school7520.434.04458.72128.079.3
 Secondary school5815.835.24069.01220.835.2
 Above secondary school5314.447.52954.71834.023.8
 University7219.634.25170.81520.834.2

Educational level of mother
 Illiterate164.300.0743.8850.016.3


= 0.394
(0.508)★★
 Primary school6417.423.14265.62031.300.0
 Prep. school6417.423.14164.11625.057.8
 Secondary school7620.733.94964.62228.922.6
 Above secondary school6818.534.44769.11522.134.4
 University8021.767.54860.02025.067.5

Major of the participant
 Health and environment164.300.01381.2318.800.0


0.486
(0.684)★★
 Medical lab8623.355.85159.32529.155.8
 Medical social assistance205.400.01260.0840.000.0
 Nursing12433.675.67560.63528.275.6
 Nutrition8924.144.56067.42224.733.4
 Physiotherapy133.500.0646.2646.217.6
 Radiology215.700.01781.0314.214.8

Statistically significant at ≤ 0.05.
★★Chi square test was repeated and the reported value represents results after aggregating the responses in order to avoid very low cells.
MC: Monte Carlo for Chi square test.

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