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Study of Not Eating Breakfast and Some Related Demographic Factors in 14-18 Years Old Adolescents of Sanandaj in 2013
Foad Alimoradi, Ameneh Barikani, Asghar Mohammadpoor Asl, Maryam Javadi *
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Introduction and Aims
Breakfast is the most important meal that plays an important role in adolescents’ health. Eating breakfast caused to increasing the diet quality and preventing chronic diseases. This study examines not having breakfast and some related demographic factors in 14-18 years old adolescents of Sanandaj.
Materials and Methods
In this study, 553, 14-18 years old students of Sanandaj’s high schools were selected randomly. Providing a checklist, demographic and anthropometric information of all participant were collected. Data were analyzed using SPSS v.16 software, Chi-square test and t-test.
Results
41 (7.5%) of teens didn’t have eat breakfast, and 59 (10.7%) had breakfast one or two days a week. Breakfast consumption was significantly higher in boys than girls (P < 0.001). The results showed that the level of parental education was correlated with eating breakfast by adolescents (P < 0.05). There was no significant relationship between body mass index in adolescents with eating breakfast (P = 0.16). Breakfast consumption declined with age in adolescents (P < 0.003).
Conclusion
Breakfast consumption in adolescents is influenced by demographic factors. Parents’ high level of education, as well as higher employment levels influences the perseverance of having breakfast in adolescents during the week. Thus, parents play a decisive role in habits formation of eating breakfast in their teens.

* Corresponding Author: Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Department of Nutrition, Children Growth and Development Research Center.
Email: Mjavadi@qums.ac.ir
Keywords: Breakfast, Demographic Factors, Adolescence, Diet, Body Mass Index
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2014/06/24 | Accepted: 2015/02/17 | Published: 2015/03/16 | ePublished: 2015/03/16
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Alimoradi F, Barikani A, Mohammadpoor Asl A, Javadi M. Study of Not Eating Breakfast and Some Related Demographic Factors in 14-18 Years Old Adolescents of Sanandaj in 2013. J Neyshabur Univ Med Sci. 2015; 2 (5) :57-64
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