International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part C (2020)

Role of junk food consumption as a health hazard among University students in Jammu region: A cross sectional study

Author(s): Dr. Neha Choudhary
Abstract:
Background: The twentieth century heralded nutrition transition, wherein a shift from healthy food choices to junk has occurred; thereby, adding to risk of occurrence of chronic diseases. Junk food is the processed and snack food, which has high fat and/or sugar. This study was carried out among university students, an age phase when health-related behaviours mostly establish or are reinforced.
Methods: A Cross- sectional study was conducted on 150 university students belonging to Post graduate departments of University of Jammu, hailing from different regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. A subset of key questions from WHO STEPS Survey was used.
Results: 11.66% students in our study were regularly eating outside, higher tendency seen among males (25%) as compared to their female counterparts (21%). 68% students consume soft beverages. More females (72%) than male students (64%) consume soft beverages. 71.66% students in our study consumed junk foods.
Conclusion: Consumption of junk food leads to a myriad of ill effects. Control measures especially in the prevalent group needs to be undertaking to curtain the already risen burden of health diseases related to junk food intake.
Pages: 161-163  |  632 Views  99 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Neha Choudhary. Role of junk food consumption as a health hazard among University students in Jammu region: A cross sectional study. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2020; 3(1): 161-163. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2020.v3.i1c.130
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine