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Evaluation of Anthropometric Measurements With Sociodemographic Characteristics and Nutritional Status of Female Health Professionals
Nural Erzurum Alim1,Gözde Arıtıcı Çolak2,Rahime Evra Karakaya1,Selin Dündar3
1Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ankara, Turkey
2Acıbadem University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Istanbul, Turkey
3T.C. Ministry of Health General Directorate of Public Health, Department of Cancer, Ankara, Turkey
This study was planned to evaluate the anthropometric measurements with sociodemographic characteristics and nutritional status of 134 women health professionals aged 20-50 years. Food frequency questionnaire form was applied by a trained dietitian for assessment of dietary intake. Anthropometric measurements such as body weight, height, waist circumference and hip circumference were taken. Physical activity status was determined by a one-day physical activity registration form. According to the BMI classification, 39.6% of women were overweight and 14.2% of them were obese. Daily carbohydrate intake was higher in normal weight (48.3%) than obese individuals (41.4%) (p<0.05). The prevalence of obesity is high among female health professionals. Unbalanced dietary macronutrient composition like low carbohydrate/high fat intake may lead to obesity. Keywords : Obesity, women, nutritional status