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The Prevalence of Obesity, Food Habits and Physical Activity Among Students of “Aleksander Xhuvani” University in Elbasan District, Albania

Gjergji Muzi, Gjergji Zheni


Obesity among youth is today a major public health problem. The object of this study is the evaluation by questionnaire, anthropometric measurements, BMI, the way of nutrition, obesity, and involvement in physical activities of students of the University "Alexander Xhuvani" Economic Branch, Elbasan. Through this paper, we have provided answers to questions such as: How is the method of feeding the students? What is the prevalence of obesity among students? As students engage in physical activities and sports? Results showed that the prevalence of obesity was 2.3% being more common among men than among women (3.9% M and 14.1% F) In contrast, women were underweight compared with men. Gender difference in a nutritional regimen to follow is significant. Students have different attitudes towards involvement in physical activities and sports. Despite the low prevalence of overweight and obesity among students of the University "Alexander Xhuvani" Elbasan, is necessary to establish a strategy for proactive intervention.

Keywords: obesity, BMI, body fat percentage, food habits.

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