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Analysis on the Relationship between Eating Behavior, Physical Activities and Youth Obesity: Based on the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey for High School Students in 2016~2018

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Kyungsung University, 309 Suyoungro, Nam-Gu, Busan 48434, Korea
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Information 2020, 11(3), 169; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11030169
Received: 7 February 2020 / Revised: 19 March 2020 / Accepted: 20 March 2020 / Published: 23 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Data Analytics and Consumer Behavior)
In this study, a total of 94,511 surveys were used for the analysis, using raw data from the recent 3 years (2016–2018) of the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey (KYRBS) to compare differences in obesity rates based on eating behavior and physical activity among high school students. The cross-analysis and logistic regression were performed in the composite sample design using the SPSS 25.0 statistical package. The results are as follows. First, the more physical activity male students have, the lower the obesity rate. Female students, however, showed a minor difference. Second, the group that drinks the soda was 1158 times more likely to be obese than the group that does not drink the soda, and third, the group that eats the fast food was 1129 times more likely to be obese than the group that does not. Fourth, students belonging to male or female schools had a 1230 times higher obesity rate than coeducational students. Fifth, the obesity rate was 1150 times higher for second grade and 1263 times higher for third grade compared to the first grade. Finally, there was no significant difference related to the nutrition education. It is suggested that, to fight youth obesity in high school students, institutions need to raise public awareness of this problem through information campaigns aimed at improving and fostering potentially existing educational measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: youth obesity; body mass index(BMI); eating behavior; physical activity; Korea youth risk behavior survey(KYRBS) youth obesity; body mass index(BMI); eating behavior; physical activity; Korea youth risk behavior survey(KYRBS)
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Lee, S.-H.; Lee, J.-H. Analysis on the Relationship between Eating Behavior, Physical Activities and Youth Obesity: Based on the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey for High School Students in 2016~2018. Information 2020, 11, 169.

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