|Title:||Health habits and behaviour of adolescent schoolchildren, Taif, Saudi Arabia|
|Authors:||Abou Zeid, A.H.|
Abdel Fattah, M.
|Abstract:||The aim of this study was to provide data regarding habits, behavior, problems and needs regarding health in adolescent children from a military community at Al Hada and Taif, Saudi Arabia which could guide school health programmes. We carried out a cross-sectional study on 284 preparatory and secondary school students. Prevalence of smoking was 21.3% among males and 4.9% among females. The rate of overweight was 20.8%. Driving without a license was reported by 68.8% of students, and 82.3% said they didn't fasten seat belts. However, we recorded a high rate of physical activity, 75.0% overall|
Body Mass Index
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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