Introduction: Nowadays breakfast skipping is a tradition in the adolescent group. Breakfast actually means breaking the fast over the night. One of the most important meals which is required for a normal growth is breakfast. If we fail to have breakfast it can lead to the poor concentration, obesity, high blood pressure, irritability, fatigue, etc. Objectives: The objective of the study was to identify the prevalence among nursing students in relation to their breakfast skipping pattern and find out the factors associated with it. Methods: The approach used was a descriptive survey design. The sample comprised of 349 students. The sample was selected by a purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by administering the baseline pro forma and a checklist was analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Results: The prevalence of breakfast skipping was found in 51% of the sample. This showed that the half of the samples were skipping breakfast.
Benny, Derina Ms; Varghese, Anu Ms; Baby, Ashly Susan Ms; and Roy, Aishwarya Ms
"Study to assess the prevalence of breakfast skipping and its associated factors among nursing students in selected college, Mangaluru,"
Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences: Vol. 5
, Article 8.
Available at: https://impressions.manipal.edu/mjnhs/vol5/iss1/8