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Impact of Migration on the Eating Habit and Physical Activity Patterns among Saudi Students living in South Korea

Noor A. Hakim

Global Journal of Health Science, 2021, vol. 13, issue 2, 48

Abstract: This study investigates the effect of migration on eating habits and physical activity patterns of Saudi migrants living in South Korea. A cross-sectional study was conducted, and an online survey was prepared to assess participants’ demographic details, including; eating habits and physical activity pattern compared to pre-migration among 198 Saudi students. Data was analyzed through descriptive statistics and chi square. Saudi migrant students practice healthy habits such as; low frequency consumption of snacks and regular exercise habits. No significant difference was observed in the number and type of meal taken per day between the participants who lived less than three years in South Korea, in comparison to those who were living for more than three years. A significant increase in excessive exercise among students who lived in South Korea for more than three years in contrast to the students who lived less than three years. Findings suggested that more attention is needed to identify the nutritional need of international students living in South Korea.

Date: 2021
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