The Physical Activity and Dietary Habits of Nursing Students

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Željko Jovanović Maja Šarić Bojan Miletić


Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical activity and dietary habits of nursing students.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted; anonymous questionnaire and descriptive statistical methods were used.

Results: One hundred and one student were interviewed, 80 women and 21 men. Although 96% of students consider physical activity important, but they  are not physically active. Fast food and sugary carbonated drinks are frequently consumed by 52% of students. Alcoholic beverages are never consumed by 27% of respondents, 27% of the surveyed students smoke daily and 23% of respondents eat sweets daily. Fruits and vegetables are consumed daily by 53 % . Breakfast is consumed regularly by 54 students (53%).

Conclusions: Nursing students are well acquainted with the importance of obesity for public health, but students' dietary and lifestyle habits are not proportionate to their knowledge about the causes and ways of obesity prevention.

Keywords: eating behavior, obesity, prevention, physical inactivity, treatment

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JOVANOVIĆ, Željko; ŠARIĆ, Maja; MILETIĆ, Bojan. The Physical Activity and Dietary Habits of Nursing Students. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, jan. 2024. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 mar. 2024. doi:
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