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Aim: This study aimed to estimate the nutritional status and body weight among male and female students based on the dietary habits and BMI rate.
Materials and Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study with a sample of 277 students with a mean of 20 years old. Data was collected in an online questionnaire. Answers on each topic were collected and statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS software. Parameters used for nutritional status include Body mass index (BMI), diet information, conditions associated with increased nutritional risks. The sample size was calculated by maintaining G-power 80%,α=0.05,confidence interval 95%
Results:The participants were in the range of 18-21years, Where 57% females and 29% males had retarded weight condition. The female students (60%) were starving by avoiding food with deficiency in nutrition. Chi square results of BMI is 34.807 and the percentage of food starvation among students is 3.677.
Conclusion: The outcome showsfemale students were underweight as they consume less quantity of nutritional food.