Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


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.

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