• Norsanah Norsanah Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences
  • Nurkhalisa Nurkhalisa Nursing Study Program, Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences
  • Yani Yani Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences Campus
  • Bernarda Teting Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences
Keywords: Characteristics, Overweight, Students


Obesity is an energy imbalance where the energy intake obtained from food exceeds the required energy requirements.  Obesity can be caused by an imbalance between energy intake and energy used, this is influenced by physical activity, diet, and the environment.  In recent years, there has been an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity throughout the world. Based on a national survey in Indonesia, 8.1% of men in Indonesia suffer from obesity and 13.5% of women. The research aimed to determine the characteristics of gender, age, weight, height, and eating patterns of students who were overweight at Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences.  This type of research is descriptive with the object being students who are pre-obese. The research was carried out at the Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences Campus, East Kalimantan Province from May 2023 to March 2024. The research activities carried out were: preparation, literature study, sample determination, data collection, data analysis, concluding, and drafting a report.  The research population was Diploma III Nursing students at Dirgahayu Samarinda College of Health Sciences, totaling 197 people, and a sample of 67 people was taken which was determined using the purposive sampling method. Data collection consists of (1) primary data obtained from observations and interviews with respondents with the help of questionnaires; and (2) secondary data obtained from documents related to research activities.  Data analysis was carried out using validity and reliability tests as well as univariate tests.  The results showed that most of the prevalence of overweight occurred in student respondents who were female (95.5%), aged 19-20 years (74.5%), had a height of 156-160 cm (76.2%) and a weight of 56-60 kg (77.6%) and have an overeating pattern of 65.7%,


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How to Cite
Norsanah, N., Nurkhalisa, N., Yani, Y., & Teting, B. (2024). STUDY OF STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS WHO EXPERIENCE OVERWEIGHT CASE STUDY ON HEALTH SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DIRGAHAYU SAMARINDA. GPH - International Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing, 7(05), 17-24.