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Title: Diet, nutritional status and school performance t among adolescents in Gaza Strip
Authors: Abudayya, A.
Shi, Z.
Abed, Y.
Holmboe Ottesen, G.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: The associations between dietary intake, nutritional status and school performance among 932 adolescents aged 12-15 years were examined in a cross-sectional survey in 2002 in north Gaza Strip. School performance was obtained from school records and height and weight were measured for body mass index [BMI]. Self-administered questionnaires included sociodemographic characteristics and food frequency intakes. Adolescents consuming fruit and vegetables more than 3 times per week were more likely to have good school performance [72.6% versus 59.9%]. When adjusting for sociodemographic variables and BMI, fruit and vegetables intake was positively associated with school performance [OR = 1.61, 95% Cl: 1.11-2.32] and stunting was negatively associated [OR = 0.53, 95% Cl: 0.31-0.90]. The findings support a broader implementation of school nutrition programmes
Description: 218-225
Keywords: Nutritional Status
Educational Measurement
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Diet
ISSN: 1020-3397
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