Body mass index in high school students in the context of selected nutritional behaviours and declared attitude to health
The aim of the study is to present BMI values of high school students and to show its correlation with chosen variables. In total, the examination comprised 386 high school students from Lublin aged 15-20 years. Underweight was found in 57 (14.77%), norm in 292 (75.6%), overweight in 17 (4.4%), obesity in 6 (1.55%), lack of up-to-date data in 14 (3.6%) cases. No significant differences were found between BMI value depending on the number of consumed meals, standard of accommodation and of living, declared general attitude to health, possibility of direct influence of the subjects on the quality of meals, kind of preferred way of alimentation, motivation for a change of the way of nutrition and declared factors affecting nutrition of examined high school students.