|Title:||Health and behaviours of Tunisian school youth in an era of rapid epidemiological transition|
|Authors:||Aounallah Skhiri, H.|
Ben Romdhane, H.
Eymard Duvernay, S.
|Abstract:||To assess youth health behaviours and related quality of life in urban Tunisia, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of 699 secondary-school students. The overweight rate was 20.7%. Most of the sample had an insufficient level of physical activity and were unfamiliar with the recommended frequency of moderate physical activity. Norm-based scores of psychological state were about average, slightly better for boys than girls. Girls perceived themselves to be more stressed than boys. Of all students, 35% declared having smoked a cigarette and 14% having drunk alcohol at least once in their lives. The main sources of health education were mass media [59%] and medical staff [36%]|
|Keywords:||Quality of Life|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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