Identifying the Likelihood of Acquiring Type 2 Diabetes among LSQC Senior High School Students
Keywords: Health Science, Diabetes
, Senior High School, Philippines, & Lourdes School Quezon City
Year Published: 2018
Research Promoter: Mrs. Maria Fe Caldea
Quebral, D., Alipio, J., Literal, J., Baricuatro, K., Navarro, H., & Ortiz, N. (2018). Identifying the Likelihood of Acquiring Type 2 Diabetes among LSQC Senior High School Students. Retrieved from: http://poverelloonline.lsqc.edu.ph/research/research.php?id=6.
With the rising number of diabetics among the youth ages ten to nineteen, a study was conducted to assess the likelihood of senior high school students in Lourdes School Quezon City (LSQC) acquiring type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The age range of the participants of the study—comprised of the entire senior high student body—is 17 to 19 years old, and the participants are predominantly male. The quantitative study used frequency tables, the Pearson product – moment correlation test, and ordinal logistic regression to analyze and present the data. Data were gathered from a questionnaire adapted from the study of Neartour, Aloi, and Graves (2014) and medical information acquired by the clinic at the same time. The results reveal that body – mass index (BMI) is a statistically significant independent variable, where high abnormal levels can increase the total score of the likelihood of developing T2DM. A high BMI appears to increase one’s likelihood of acquiring T2DM. In line with this, future studies may more closely investigate BMI as a possible indicator of developing T2DM.