Nutritional Health Problems of Boarding House Students in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State Nigeria

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.08.02.Art020

Authors : Nnaemezie, N. O, Ezekwe, C. F, Nwankwo, S. N, Ifediora, U. L, Bosah C. N


This study investigated Nutritional Health problems of boarding house students in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study consists of 1499 boarding house students. The sample consisted of 200 boarding house students. The data for the study was collected using questionnaire. The statistical analysis used was frequency and percentages for the data. The finding revealed that greater percentage of the student experienced nutritional health problems. Female boarding house students experience lots of nutritional problems more than male boarding students. A greater percentage of the students between the age of 10 – 14 years suffer nutritional problems. The study recommended that health education on the nutritional health problems of boarding house students and ways of preventing them should be given to teachers, parents and students. Those nutritional health problems should be taken care of.

Keywords: Nutrition, Health Problems, Boarding House Students.


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