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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611

Abstract

GALVEZ CASAS, Arancha et al. Nutritional status and health-related life quality in school children from the Southeast of Spain. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.2, pp.737-743. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3305/nh.2015.31.2.8468.

Introduction and objective: Analyze the level of Life Quality (LQ) in relation to nutritional status in a sample of primary school children. Material and methods: Cross sectional study with 298 participants (53.35% female) of 8-12 years. LQ was assessed by the KIDSCREEN-10 questionnaire . Measures of weight and size were taken. The BMI (normal-weight, overweight and obesity) was categorized using standard criteria. To establish the relationship between the different statistical variables was performed the Kolmogo-rov-Smirnov test and analysis of variance. Results: Nutritional status was significantly correlated with LQ (F = 5.096; p =, 007). School children with a normal-weight state showed higher LQ levels compared to those overweight (p = .015) and obese (p =, 013). Conclusions: The results show that nutritional status acts as a differentiating factor in LQ. Adopting active lifestyle behaviours that promote a healthy nutritional status not only can have benefits over health biological parameters (such as physical condition) but can also contribute to improve other LQ indicators and mental health .

Keywords : Bienestar; Obesidad; IMC; Actividad Física; Niños; Wellbeing; Obesity; Bmi; Physical activity; Children.

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