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Dietary habits of Palestinian adolescents and associated sociodemographic characteristics in Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron governorates

2010
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Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To describe food habits and associated sociodemographic factors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey in 2005. SETTING: Ninety-six school classes in Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron governorates, Occupied Palestinian Territory. SUBJECTS: Grade 8 and 9 students aged 13-15 years (n 2952). METHODS: Self-administered student and parent questionnaires. RESULTS: High standard of living (STL) index and residence in Ramallah were positively associated with intake of animal foods, Western-style foods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, sweets and salty snacks. Only 26.1 % of the students ate three main meals daily; 26.2 % of the boys and 51.0 % of the girls had breakfast one to two times per week or less often (P
Year
2010
Language
English
Date Published
Sep
Volume
13
Pages
1419-29
Accession Number
20441660
ISBN Number
1475-2727 (Electronic)1368-9800 (Linking)
Journal Name
Public Health Nutr
Keywords
Food Habits
Adolescent
Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
physiology
Arabs
statistics & numerical data
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dairy Products
Diet Surveys
Diet
psychology
Family Characteristics
Female
Food Preferences
Fruit
Humans
Male
Middle East
Questionnaires
Rural Population
Social Class
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Population
Vegetables