Awareness of Health and Life Style among Adolescents

Kazuko Hirai, Machiko Asano, Eiko Kawakami, Keisuke Hosotani, Yoshimi Ohno, Hisa Higuchi, Akiko Maeda
2001 Journal for the Integrated Study of Dietary Habits  
A total of adolescents 182 boys(19.8years old)and 811 girls(19.5 years old)in Kinki Japan,were asked to answer a questionnaire on their awareness of health and life style. 1)When asked about the feeling of pleasure of having meals with their family while chatting,40% of the boys and 53% of the girls,respectively,responded positively with the difference being significant by sex(p<0.01).With respect to their good habits,36% of the boys and 40% of the girls,respectively,answered that they thought
more » ... that they thought their food habits were good enough to maintain their health,however,57% and 46% of the boys and girls,respectively,answered "no"(p<0.01). 2)When questioned with respect to work,"to earn money" was given as the reason for working by more girls(50%)than boys(38%)while work was considered to be a " natural obligation" by 17% of the boys and 16% of the girls(p<0.001).Both boys and girls(44% and 55%,respectively)considered that traditions support peoples lives,while
doi:10.2740/jisdh.12.28 fatcat:zu6dw6wavrb3dizlt3g2n7vwsi