publication . Article . 2017

The association between body mass index and academic performance

Sang Y. Lee; Jin H. Kim; Chang R. Geum; Sung J. Wu; Jin S. Kim;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2017 Journal: Saudi Medical Journal, volume 39, issue 2, pages 217-218 (issn: 0379-5284, eissn: 1658-3175, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Saudi Medical Journal
Abstract
Objectives: To examine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and the academic performance of students from Taif city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) using the grade point average (GPA). Method: A cross-sectional study that includes students from intermediate and high schools located in Taif city, KSA between April 2014 and June 2015. Height and weight were measured and BMI calculated. Related risk factors including dietary habits, activity, parent’s education, sleeping pattern, and smoking were recorded. Result: A total of 14 schools included 424 students. 24.5% were either overweight or obese. The mean age was 15.44 year, 74.8% of the students were...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: education
free text keywords: Original Article, R, Correspondence, Medicine, Body mass index; BMI; Academic Performance; body weight
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publication . Article . 2017

The association between body mass index and academic performance

Sang Y. Lee; Jin H. Kim; Chang R. Geum; Sung J. Wu; Jin S. Kim;