Factors Associated with Breakfast Skipping among Undergraduate Medical Students of a Selected Medical College in Bangladesh

Breakfast Skipping among Undergraduate Medical Students

Authors

  • Poly Rani Debnath 1Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Sher-E-Bangla Medical College, Barishal, Bangladesh.
  • Syed Muhammad Baqui Billah Department of Community Medicine, Sher-E-Bangla Medical College, Barishal, Bangladesh
  • Prodip Kumar Karmakar Department of Surgery, Sher-E-Bangla Medical College, Barishal, Bangladesh.
  • Nazia Sultana Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Sher-E-Bangla Medical College, Barishal, Bangladesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v49i1.62698

Keywords:

Breakfast skipping, medical students, hostel staying, late sleeping, late waking up.

Abstract

Background: Breakfast is a commonly skipped meal especially for young adult during their university study period.

Objective: This study aimed to determine the factors related to skipping breakfast among medical students in this study.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among the 4th year medical students of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, Barishal in January 2022 using a self-administered questionnaire recording the demography, breakfast consumption habits, and other factors like physical condition, appetite, sleep quality, social relation with others and learning.

Results: A good proportion of the students (63.3%, 95% CI: 56.18-70.38%) skip breakfast. Waking up late (OR-11), sleeping late (OR-7), and staying in hostels (OR- 8) were the important factors significantly associated (p<0.05) with breakfast skipping.

Conclusions: Breakfast skipping behavior is high among undergraduate medical students. The students should be encouraged to eat regular breakfast through health promotion campaigns.

Bangladesh Medical Res Counc Bull 2023; 49(1): 39-46

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Published

2023-04-01

How to Cite

Debnath, P. R., Billah, S. M. B. ., Karmakar, P. K. ., & Sultana, N. . (2023). Factors Associated with Breakfast Skipping among Undergraduate Medical Students of a Selected Medical College in Bangladesh: Breakfast Skipping among Undergraduate Medical Students. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 49(1), 39–46. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v49i1.62698

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