Eating Behaviors, Sociodemographics, Self-Perceived Health, and Weight Status Among Jordanian University Students

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Abstract

Fast-food consumption has increased in the past few decades. The main objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and characteristics of fast-food consumption among Jordanian university students. A cross-sectional survey recruited 900 students. The results indicate that the majority of students had 2 or more fast-food meals per week. Those who were male, non-Jordanian, and between 20 and 22 years of age showed significant high fast-food consumption. With the presence of a high prevalence of fast-food consumption and associated factors shown in this study, there is a need to encourage healthy eating habits and to inform students about the negative aspects of fast-food consumption.

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