Survey of dietary habits of in-school adolescents in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
AbstractThis 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
Bashour, H.N. (2004). Survey of dietary habits of in-school adolescents in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119489
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (6), 853-862, 2004
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