Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2010     Vol 35     No 3-4
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      UDK 613.21-053.6(497.11)

ISSN 0350-2899, 35(2010) br.3-4 p.57-63

Original paper

Adolescent nutrition habits in Zaječar

Marija Ilić




INTRODUCTION: Healthy eating is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught at a young age. Increases in prevalence of overweight and obesity among both adults and children have been observed in many countries throughout the world. AIM of this study was to examine lifestyle and nutrition habits among adolescents in Zaječar. METHOD: We applied an anonymous questionnaire on a sample of 200 students aging 17-18. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: A total 200 adolescents, 57 were males (grammar school- 19; medical school-38) and 143 were females (grammar school- 81; medical school-62) participated in the study. Regular breakfast on a weekday have 37.7% students of medical school and even 70% students of grammar school. Lunch is on a weekday more regular and 76% of adolescents have lunch regularly, during weekends all students have lunch at least on one weekend day, and 95,43% of them on both days. Almost 55% of students have regular dinner, and here we have a difference between sex - regular dinner have ¾ of male students and only ½ of female students. 36% of students is satisfied with their weight, while most of them think they are overweight. Twice a higher number of male students think that they are thin. The largest number of students eat fruits and vegetables 2-4 times a week and even 16% of all examinees consume sweets several times a day everyday. Alcohol is never consumed by a high number of students of medical school (30%), while a large number of students of grammar school consume alcohol less than once a week. 52% mail and 92% female examinees wash their teeth regularly several times a day. CONCLUSION: There is no significant difference in nutrition habits between sexes and the two schools. In future work, it will be necessary to get more information about the quantity of consumed food.
Key words: adolescence, nutrition, lifestyle, obesity

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Marija Ilić
Zdravstveni centar Zaječar
Služba za radiološku dijagnostiku

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