|Title:||Survey of dietary habits of in-school adolescents in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic|
|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|
Attitude to Health
|Subject:||Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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