Nutritional Status and Physical Activity of Student 6-12 Years Old, Chiang Rai Province

Sukanya Buasri, Kamontip Thipsangwal, Anong Sunthranon


This research aimed to study nutritional status physical activity and personal factors related to nutritional status of students aged 6-12 years in Chiang Rai. The samples were 1,467 children, randomized by stratified method. Presenting data uses the percentage, mean, standard deviation and Pearson chi-square Correlation statistics test.

The results showed that the most students, 784 students (53.4%), were female, divided in 794 people (54.1%) living in the upper secondary school area, 777 people (53%) being at the highest level of parents. Moreover, 341 people (23.2%) are from the primary school. The most of income of parents is less than 5,000 baht per month. 910 people (62.0%) of Nutritional status is the most normal. 1,081 people (73.7%) are under weight and severely underweight. For heavy weight, it is more than 228 (15.6%). The height for age of 1,083 people (73.8%) is stunted and severely stunted students amount 190 persons (13%). 194 students (13.2%) have the weight at height.  1,060 students (72.2%) were normal. 179 students (12.2%) were thin and very thin. 228 students (15.6%) are over weigh. The average physical activity is 1,771 minutes per week. The normal activity is 1,360 minutes and 287 minutes of intensity. The moderate physical activity is 124 minutes. Besides, Physical activity is more than 420 minutes per week.  For gender factor, it was found that the parents' housing and highest education are related to nutritional status with statistical significance. (p<.05) Malnutrition problems should be attended from parents. It should have a monitor and surveillance nutritional status. The linkage system between schools and families should be encouraged especially in more physical activity.

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