Year 2018, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 14 - 18 2018-12-25

The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the acceptance and future of profession

Serkan Köksoy [1] , Canan Demir Barutcu [2] , Mümin Polat [3]

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Objective: Obesity is an increase in the proportion of body fat to whole body. Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to classify obesity on the basis of height and weight. BMI is important for some occupations and higher education programs such as   first and emergency aid. For this reason, this study was conducted to evaluate the body mass index of the 95 students who study in the first and emergency aid program. For this purpose initially questionnaire form was used, the result was analysed by one way ANOVA and student t-test.

Results: 95 students participated in our study (female: 58, male: 37). The students were 168.89±7.14 cm in height, 62.13±10.36 kg in weight, and 22.08±4.56 kg/m2 body mass index in average. While the average BMI of male was 22.41±2.91 kg / m2, the mean BMI of female was 21.40±2.74 kg / m2. The difference between females and males were statistically insignificant (p=0.09). However, Males had higher BMI than female. While the body mass index of the students who study in the daily education was 22.21±2.64 kg / m2, BMI of students who study in the second education was found as 21.29±3.03 kg / m2. The difference between the daily and evening education students were statistically insignificant (p=0.116). Average of BMI of daily students was higher than the evening education. 14.73% of the population's BMI was considered overweight (25-29.9)

Conclusion: According to the results of the research, it has been found that a large proportion of the students have maintained the body mass index during the last nine months after acceptance of program. The importance of protecting the body mass index at the normal level for students who cannot protect the body mass index should be emphasized and awareness should be created in this regard.


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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-5817-8213
Author: Serkan Köksoy (Primary Author)
Institution: MEHMET AKİF ERSOY ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-8430-5287
Author: Canan Demir Barutcu
Institution: MEHMET AKİF ERSOY ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-8082-0735
Author: Mümin Polat
Institution: MEHMET AKİF ERSOY ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: December 25, 2018

Bibtex @research article { tjhsl427621, journal = {Turkish Journal of Health Science and Life}, issn = {2687-2730}, address = {Mümin POLAT}, year = {2018}, volume = {1}, pages = {14 - 18}, doi = {}, title = {The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the acceptance and future of profession}, key = {cite}, author = {Köksoy, Serkan and Demir Barutcu, Canan and Polat, Mümin} }
APA Köksoy, S , Demir Barutcu, C , Polat, M . (2018). The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the acceptance and future of profession. Turkish Journal of Health Science and Life, 1 (1), 14-18. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/tjhsl/issue/41560/427621
MLA Köksoy, S , Demir Barutcu, C , Polat, M . "The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the acceptance and future of profession". Turkish Journal of Health Science and Life 1 (2018): 14-18 <http://dergipark.org.tr/tjhsl/issue/41560/427621>
Chicago Köksoy, S , Demir Barutcu, C , Polat, M . "The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the acceptance and future of profession". Turkish Journal of Health Science and Life 1 (2018): 14-18
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ISNAD Köksoy, Serkan , Demir Barutcu, Canan , Polat, Mümin . "The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the acceptance and future of profession". Turkish Journal of Health Science and Life 1 / 1 (December 2018): 14-18.
AMA Köksoy S , Demir Barutcu C , Polat M . The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the acceptance and future of profession. TJHSL. 2018; 1(1): 14-18.
Vancouver Köksoy S , Demir Barutcu C , Polat M . The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the acceptance and future of profession. Turkish Journal of Health Science and Life. 2018; 1(1): 18-14.