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Title: Health and behaviours of Tunisian school youth in an era of rapid epidemiological transition
Authors: Aounallah Skhiri, H.
Ben Romdhane, H.
Maire, B.
Elkhdim, H.
Eymard Duvernay, S.
Delpeuch, F.
Achour, N.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
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%]
Description: 1201-1214
Keywords: Quality of Life
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Education
Motor Activity
Subject: Health Behavior
ISSN: 1020-3397
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