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dc.contributor.authorOguntibeju, Oluwafemi Omoniyien_US
dc.contributor.authorOrisatoki, ROen_US
dc.contributor.authorTruter, EJen_US
dc.identifier.citationOguntibeju OO, Orisatoki RO, Truter EJ. The relationship between body mass index and physical activities among medical students in Saint Lucia Pak J Med Sci 2010;26(4):827-831en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To assess the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and physical activities among preclinical medical students at the Spartan Health Sciences University in St. Lucia, West Indies. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study. Two hundred and fifty questionnaires were distributed, 194 were correctly completed, resulting in a response rate of 78%. Body mass index was calculated by using self-reported height and weight. Results: The results showed that 20.1% spend more than seven hours per week in some form of active motion. Twenty four (14.4%) of the respondents indicated that they are smokers and ninety four (48.5%) said that they consume alcohol. The mean BMI of the students was 21.9 Kg/m2. Conclusion: This study demonstrates that students participate less in organised physical activity. It is therefore suggested that students should be encouraged to become more engaged in physical activities to prevent future possible health risks associated with sedentary lifestyle.en_US
dc.publisherPakistan Journal of Medical Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPakistan Journal of Medical Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectBody mass indexen_US
dc.subjectMedical studentsen_US
dc.subjectHealth risken_US
dc.titleThe relationship between body mass index and physical activities among medical students in Saint Luciaen_US
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