Objectives: To assess the level of nutritional knowledge (NK) among
male Kuwaiti college students and to correlate NK scores with different
nutritional domains. Methods: A
random sample of 378 students was asked to answer a questionnaire regarding
socio-demographic and health-related factors and answer questions assessing
their NK on different domains. Height and weight were measured. Results: NK was low. NK on sodium and
carbohydrates was the highest, where those of protein and cholesterol were
the lowest. Only older age, healthy dental status, and high academic
achievement in high school were associated with high NK. NK scores of different
nutritional domains were weekly correlated with each other. While the
NK on cholesterol correlated with NK on all other domains. NK on calories/food
intake correlated with less than half of the domains. Conclusion: NK was found to be low and interrelated. NK education
should aim to improve NK especially in those groups with the lowest scores.
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