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Survey of dietary habits of in-school adolescents in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16335773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 random 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 arialysed. Weight control practices and other eating habits were also described.
H N Bashour
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-12     Completed Date:  2006-01-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  853-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Child Nutrition Sciences / education*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Surveys
Employment / statistics & numerical data
Food Habits*
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Needs and Demand
Health Transition
Life Style
Obesity / prevention & control,  psychology
Self Care
Socioeconomic Factors
Students / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Urban Health / statistics & numerical data

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