Snacking habit among adolescent school , students (aged 13-14) of Sekolah Menengah Swasta Seri Insan and Kian Kok middle school

Eng Jui Yee, (2006) Snacking habit among adolescent school , students (aged 13-14) of Sekolah Menengah Swasta Seri Insan and Kian Kok middle school. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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This is a study on snacking habit among adolescent school students in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Respondents of this study consisted of 227 adolescents (55.95% of male and 44.05% of female) aged between 13 and 14 who were randomly selected from two private secondary schools in Kota Kinabalu. The primary goal of this study was to determine snacking habit among adolescent school students aged 13-1 years old,respondents ' total daily energy intake (kcal) and the proportion of energy contributed by snacks, potential factors (such as age, gender, socia/economic class and television viewing) that affect snacking habit and the relationship between 8MI and total daily energy intake as well as energy intake contributed by snacks. This study used questionnaires which include demographic form, 24-hour recall dietary assessment form and Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ). Data obtained were analyzed using Chi-Square and Pearson Correlation with a p-value <0.05 (onetailed). Total energy was compared to the Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI) for Malaysia 2005 for adolescents aged 13 and 14 years old. The other standard used for comparison included CDC growth chart by the National Center for Health Statistics for comparison of the 8MI value of respondents. Result indicated that more than half of the respondents 127 subjects (55.94%) were within normal 8MI range which is between 5th perr;entile to less than 85th percentile. However, most of the respondents (44.05%) were out of this normal 8MI range. There were 12 (5.29%) of the respondents were categorized as underweight); while 69 (30.40%) of them were classified as overweight; only 19 (8.37%) of the respondents were obese. All respondents consumed snacks at least once a day. A total of 116 (36.14%) of the respondents categorized themselves as afternoon snacker. The most popular snack foods among adolescents were fresh fruit juice, low-fat milk, carbonated drinks, chocolate malt drinks and candy. There is a no linear relationship between total daily calories intake and the proportion of energy contribute by snacks

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: snacking habit, adolescent school students , daily energy intake (kcal), Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), Recommended Nutrient Intake(RNI)
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Food Science and Nutrition
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 02:16
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 03:41

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