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Nutrición Hospitalaria

versión On-line ISSN 1699-5198versión impresa ISSN 0212-1611


MORENO LINARES, Vicente; DIEGUEZ CANTUESO, Inmaculada; LARA CARMONA, Juan José  y  MOLINA RECIO, Guillermo. Nutritional status, healthy habits, quality of life and daytime sleepiness in nightlife workers of Córdoba. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.4, pp.1778-1786. ISSN 1699-5198.

This study is aimed to analyze the factors that affect body composition, nutritional status, dietary habits, substance abuse (alcohol and smoking), physical activity, sleepiness disorders and self-rated health status in people working in nightlife in the city of Cordoba. Representative sample of 144 subjects (88 men and 56 women) with a mean age of 26.88 (± 4.7) years was studied. Individuals were analized for their body composition. Besides, a personal interview was used to administrate validated questionnaires to get other important data related to the aim of the study. The male group showed higher body mass index(p <0.05), showing overweight in more than half of the sample, and higher levels of body fat in 42% of subjects. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet was low and up to 48.6% presents a risk alcohol consumption, being higher in the male group. 40% of the subjects suffer from disorders of daytime sleepiness, however they spend a big amount of time in physical activities. The sample shows a high obesity and overweight prevalence and a low adherence to the mediterranean diet. Although they are not sedentary, the sample has unhealthy habits such as drinking alcohol and smoking and at the same time they suffer from sleepiness daytime disorders. In spite of they seems to have a high self-awareness about their own health status, 1 from every 5 individuals recognize that they could improve it.

Palabras clave : Food habits; Anthropometry; Quality of life; Sleep disorders and Alcohol Drinking.

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