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RMJ. 2017; 42(2): 239-245


Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students

Hamid Farzaneh, Bahram Pourghassem Gargari, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Atefeh Farzaneh, Pishwa Arzhang.

Abstract
Objective: To determine family food insecurity status and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students.
Methodology: This descriptive, analytical cross-sectional study was conducted on 480 students (277 boys and 203 girls; aged 14-17 years) along with their mothers from high schools in the spring 2015 in East Azerbaijan, Iran. During random cluster sampling, general socio-economic questionnaires, 18-items food security questionnaires and food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) were completed through face to face interviews. Weight and height of participants were measured.
Results: The prevalence of household food insecurity was 48.3%. Among the variables, family size, education level of parents, parental job status, household economic status, size of home, parents age, height-for age z-scores and mothers body mass index (BMI) were significantly associated with food security status (P

Key words: Food insecurity, high-school students, Iran, socioeconomic factors


 
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Farzaneh H, Gargari BP, Jafarabadi MA, Farzaneh A, Arzhang P. Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students. RMJ. 2017; 42(2): 239-245.



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Farzaneh H, Gargari BP, Jafarabadi MA, Farzaneh A, Arzhang P. Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students. RMJ. 2017; 42(2): 239-245.



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Farzaneh H, Gargari BP, Jafarabadi MA, Farzaneh A, Arzhang P. Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students. RMJ. (2017), [cited November 19, 2017]; 42(2): 239-245.



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Farzaneh, H., Gargari, B. P., Jafarabadi, M. A., Farzaneh, A. & Arzhang, P. (2017) Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students. RMJ, 42 (2), 239-245.



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Farzaneh, Hamid, Bahram Pourghassem Gargari, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Atefeh Farzaneh, and Pishwa Arzhang. 2017. Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (2), 239-245.



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Farzaneh, Hamid, Bahram Pourghassem Gargari, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Atefeh Farzaneh, and Pishwa Arzhang. "Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students." Rawal Medical Journal 42 (2017), 239-245.



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Farzaneh, Hamid, Bahram Pourghassem Gargari, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Atefeh Farzaneh, and Pishwa Arzhang. "Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students." Rawal Medical Journal 42.2 (2017), 239-245. Print.



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Farzaneh, H., Gargari, B. P., Jafarabadi, M. A., Farzaneh, A. & Arzhang, P. (2017) Household food insecurity and its related socioeconomic and nutritional factors among northwest Iranian high-school students. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (2), 239-245.




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