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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Adolescent Health: A Population-based Study In Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil [saúde Dos Adolescentes: Um Estudo De Base Populacional Em Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil]
Author: Braz M.
Filho A.A.B.
Barros M.B.A.
Abstract: We estimated the prevalence of chronic diseases and other health problems reported by adolescents in relation to social and demographic variables and nutritional status. This cross-sectional population-based survey analyzed data from the Health Survey in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, 2008. We used descriptive statistics and associations between variables with the chisquare test. Prevalence of chronic diseases among adolescents was 19.17%, with asthma showing the highest prevalence (7.59%), followed by heart disease (1.96%), hypertension (1.07%), and diabetes 0.21%. Prevalence rates were 61.53% for health problems, 40.39% for allergy, and 24.83% for frequent headache or migraine. After multivariate analysis using Poisson regression, the factors associated with chronic disease were age 15 to 19 years (PR = 1.38), not attending school (PR = 1.46), having children (PR = 1.84), and obesity (PR = 1.54). Female gender (PR = 1.12) was statistically associated with health problems. The study illustrates that adolescence is a life stage in which chronic disease and health problems can occur.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00169712
Date Issue: 2013
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