Using a questionnaire developed for the project, we assessed
university students from different undergraduate courses of both genders, being
140 men in the age group of 23.6 years and 140 women in the age group of 22.5
years. The questionnaire prioritized questions relating to eating habits, level
of inactivity, lifestyle, chronic non-communicable diseases and corporeality.
The university students were invited to be part of the research at random and
then we exposed and explained the questionnaire to them. At the same time, they
signed an informed consent to participate. Height and weight measurements were
taken on a digital scale, Filizola brand, with capacity of up to 150 Kg.
Results: Regarding BMI, both genders are within the normal range. Regarding NCD-Family
history, obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes had the
highest percentage for male students; for females they were obesity,
hypertension and diabetes. Consumption of red meat and alcohol was higher for
males, physical inactivity was higher for females and the consumption of soft
drinks was high for both genders. Conclusion: Considering the results obtained
by the family history, physical inactivity and habits of life of the university
students are strong candidates for early chronic non-communicable diseases.
Keywords: Habits of life. Chronic non-communicable diseases.
Family history. Physical inactivity.