Health and behaviours of Tunisian school youth in an era of rapid epidemiological transition
AbstractTo 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%]
Aounallah Skhiri, H., Ben Romdhane, H., Maire, B., Elkhdim, H., Eymard Duvernay, S. et al. (2009). Health and behaviours of Tunisian school youth in an era of rapid epidemiological transition. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117751
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (5), 1201-1214, 2009
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