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Title: Survey of dietary habits of in-school adolescents in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Authors: Bashour, H.N.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: This study aimed to describe dietary habits of Syrian adolescents attending secondary schools in Damascus and the surrounding areas. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out on 3507 students in 2001. A stratified, 2-stage r and om cluster sample was used to sample the students. The consumption pattern of food items during the previous week was described. More than 50% of the students said that they had not consumed green vegetables and more than 35% had not consumed meat. More than 35% said that they consumed cheese and milk at least once a day. Only 11.8% consumed fruit 3 times or more daily. Potential determinants of the pattern of food consumption were analyzed. Weight control practices and other eating habits were also described
Description: 853-862
Keywords: Food Habits
Attitude to Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Surveys
Food Habits
Health Education
Socioeconomic Factors
Subject: Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
ISSN: 1020-3397
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