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Study of health and its awareness in late adolescents

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Title Study of health and its awareness in late adolescents
 
Creator Kapadia, Vishal
 
Subject Age Groups
Health
Overnutrition
Public Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Sociology
Vulnerable Populations
Malnutrition
 
Description 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.
 
Publisher
 
Date 2003-02-15
 
Type Conference or Workshop Item
NonPeerReviewed
 
Identifier http://openmed.nic.in/93/
 
Format application/octet-stream
 
Relation http://openmed.nic.in/93/01/Dr._Vishal.ppt