Study of health and its awareness in late adolescents
Kapadia, Vishal (2003) Study of health and its awareness in late adolescents. In: 28th Annual Conference Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Gujrat State Branch, 15-16 Feb 2003, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
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This is a cross sectional study of 300 adolescents by personal interview. They were asked 20 questions and their weight & height measured. AIMS: *To study adolescent nutrition : 1. Over weight 2. Under weight *To assess common medical problems and vices / addiction *To assess their knowledge regarding AIDS, safe sex and to know from where they got this information *Compare above 3 parameters in Educated - Under educated, Medical - nonmedical groups CONCLUSION: *60% adolescents are having some nutritional disorder.Thus it is highly prevalent but not yet recognized. *70% adolescent females are not reaching UNICEF Std. *Underweight (38% in total) more prevalent in poor S/E class (68%) & major factors being girl child, poor diet, dieting *Overweight (22% in total) more prevalent in affluent class major factors being lack of daily exercise, excess of junkfood & TV / Computer watching in excess. *55% adolescents have no idea regarding today’s modern pandemic AIDS.
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