Eating habits, hygiene practices, physical exercises and some associated factors among school students aged 13-17 at Hai Phong in 2017

Tran Quynh Anh1, Bui Van Tung1, Nguyen Thi Thanh Xuan2
1 Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University
2 Department of International Collaboration & Research Vietnam National Cancer Hospital

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A cross-sectional descriptive study with a target to describe eating habits, hygiene practices, physical exercise and some associated factors among school students aged 13-17 at Hai Phong in 2017. A sample of 1548 students participated in the survey using self-reported questionnaires. Results show that most students eating fruits and vegetables < 5 times/day (75.2%), and 23.4% of students drank carbonated soft drinks ≥ 1 time/day. 43.2% of students did not usually wash hand before eating and after using the toilet and 34.9% did not usually wash hand with soap. Most students did physical activity less than 5 days/week (77.9%); 43.3% of students did not walk or cycle to school, and 36.4% did not play sport (during 7 days). Risk factors that increase improper health behavior include students in the age group 16-17, educational attainment of a parent who has not graduated from high school, being overweight / obese and not being educated health. The intervention of school families and society is needed to improve students' health behaviors.

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