Health and Nutritional Status: Students Residing at Kunduz University Hostels (boys and girls)
Ghulam Rasoul Fazli, Sara Sahibzada, Ahmad Jawed Poyesh
The study on “Health and Nutritional Status of Students Residing at Kunduz University hostels,”. Conducted during 1th April 2017 up to 30th September 2017 in the campus of Kunduz university included 200 respondents of both sexes, of which 100 subjects from boys and 100 subjects from girls. Among boy’s subjects’ majority of them were in the age group of 18-20 years old (28 %) with joint family system with low and medium family income, Majority of them followed three meal patterns a day and were 100 % non-vegetarian. About 7 per cent of boys were smoking and 9 per cent were using betel nut (pan/Naswar). In general, 52.5 % of students’ parents (fathers) and 79.5 percent (mothers) were illiterate. The mean BMI of girls and boys were 18.73, 21.77 respectively. Risk assessment based on waist to Hip ratio exhibited that 3 boys (>0.815 WHR) and 15 girls (>0.68 WHR) were under risk. Majority that is 35 % boys and 30 % girl’s students out of 40 each tested had normal blood sugar level. However, it was surprising to note that none of boys and girls did show above normal (>120mg/dl) range of fasting blood sugar level. 30 per cent of boys and 40 % of girls had lowHb percentage, indicating existence of anemia. Blood pressure of Students revealed that 49.5 % boys & 57 % girls had normal B.P, while 24 boys & 60 girls had exhibited lower Diastolic pressure on the day of clinical examination.