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Breakfast consumption amongst school children in northern Iran

Veghari, G. and Mansourian, A.R. (2012) Breakfast consumption amongst school children in northern Iran. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 32 (3). pp. 193-200. ISSN 19907974 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: Eating breakfast has an important role for growing and educational support in students. The aims of this study were to evaluate whether skipping breakfast had any effect among primary school children in the north of Iran. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive study performed on 7426 students (3786=male and 3640=female) from 112 schools in urban and rural areas. The schools and students were chosen by cluster and stratify sampling. Data were collected by questioner for all samples through interview. Results: Skipping breakfast were significant among 9.3% of students (female= 9.9% and male=6.7%) and in Turkman ethnic group (6.0%) were significantly less (p=0.001) than other ethnic groups such as Fars (9.6%) and Sistani (9.4%). There were statistically significant differences between gender and type of school, separately (p=0.001). The most important reasons for missing breakfast were low appetite (70.1%), non-flavored foods (11.8%), inattention of mothers (5.2%) and others factors (13%). Conclusion: Our findings indicated that one child out of 11 children goes to school without taking breakfast. On the basis of children's statements, lack of appetite, and uninteresting food materials, were among the most important factors for skipping breakfast, respectively. Also, the higher educational level of parents, good economic condition and the father being unemployed were among the most important risk factors for skipping breakfast by school children, in this region.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breakfast, Ethnicity, Iran, Students, article, child, child behavior, child care, controlled study, educational status, ethnicity, family size, female, food intake, human, Iran, male, maternal attitude, meal, nutritional assessment, parental attitude, risk assessment, risk factor, rural area, school child, sex difference, social status, socioeconomics, urban area
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:45
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 07:22
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1937

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