A Study on Correlations between Dietary Nutrients and Body Composition of College Students

남녀 대학생의 영양소 섭취 상태와 체성분 조성의 상관관계

  • Chung, Hee-Chung (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, College of Human Ecology, Inha University) ;
  • Chang, Kyung-Ja (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, College of Human Ecology, Inha University)
  • 정희정 (인하대학교 생활과학대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 장경자 (인하대학교 생활과학대학 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2006.12.29


A survey was conducted for 221 male and 191 female college students to study correlations between dietary food intakes and body composition. Among the subjects 75 male and 82 female students were analyzed body protein mass, body mineral mass, percent body fat, waist-hip ratio (WHR), body mass index (BMI) and fitness score using Inbody 3.0. The results show that 94.6% of the males and 24.7% of the females were observed at high level in body protein mass. As for body mineral mass, 86.4% of the males were observed below the normal range. As for WHR, 32.1% of the males and 43.5% of the females were evaluated as abdominal obesity. As for BMI, 34.8% of the males were observed above the normal range. In female students, correlation coefficient between sodium intakes and age showed significantly negative 0.232 while correlation between calcium intakes and self-reported health status showed significantly positive 0.234. In males, correlation coefficient between fiber intakes and self-reported health status resulted in significantly positive 0.237 and that between BMI and age showed significantly positive 0.276. In females, correlation coefficient between type of living and WHR showed significantly positive 0.253 and that between self-reported health status and percent body fat showed significantly positive 0.230. Also correlation coefficient between body protein mass and sodium intakes showed significantly negative 0.276 in female students.


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