Dietary habits in Greek middle school students according to gender

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Annals of Gastroenterology
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Dietary habits in Greek middle school students according to gender (EN)

Papadopoulou, A.
Galakou, E.
Delicha, E. M.
Stamatopoulou, E
Gikas, A.
Triantafillidis, J. K.
Froudakis, P.

The dietary habits of 374 healthy Greek students aged between 12 and 15 years were investigated. Subjects and Methods: There were 185 male and 189 female students (6th Gymnasium of Nicea), of mean age 13.5 and 13.6 years respectively, residents of an area of approximately 150,000 inhabitants of low to moderate socioeconomic level. Dietary habits were evaluated using a specially formulated questionnaire, which included various items referring to dietetic habits, as well as questions related to educational and social status of the students’ family. Body Mass Index was also calculated for each subject. Results: The results showed that milk was the main constituent of the breakfast in 228 students (60.3%). Sugar was added in the milk by only 17% of cases. Four percent of the students consume fruit during the breaks and 55% eat mainly cheese. Fifty-six percent consume fruit or fruit juices during the day. Only 5.8% of them eat bread rich in fiber. Eighty three per cent of the total population of students eats one or more kinds of pulses, at least once a week, while the corresponding figures for meat and fish were 84.1% and 73.6% respectively. Most of the students very often eat different kinds of candies. Consumption of different kinds of beverages or refreshments (including varius cola liquids) was reported by 27.5% of them. Male students described meat consumption less frequently than female students (P (EN)


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Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 19, No 2 (2006) (EN)

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