International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 173–179 | Cite as

Health behaviours of school children in northwestern Poland in 2000

  • Garanty-Bogacka B. 
  • Wieczorek W. 
  • Syrenicz M. 
  • Ciechanowska B. 
  • Krupa B. 
  • Gebala A. 
  • Goral J. 
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Abstract

The 3568 final class primary school in northwestern Poland were investigated between January and June 2000.

The youths fulfilled the questionnaire concerned health behaviour issues. The 56% of school children do not drink milk daily, 68% do not eat raw vegetables, and 35% do not take any food at school. Every second boy and every fourth girl brushes his/her teeth too rarely. 23% of boys and 10% of girls smoke cigarettes. About 30% of boys and 20% of girls declare that it “happens” that they drink alcohol. 15% boys and 8% of girls report that they tried to use at least one of the psychoactive substances. Physical exercises are performed by 28% of boys and 36% of girls and 45% and 28% respectively watch TV four or more hours a day.

Key words

health in youth children northwestern Poland diet physical activity drug use sexual behaviour 

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© International Institute for the Study of Man 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Garanty-Bogacka B. 
    • 1
  • Wieczorek W. 
    • 1
  • Syrenicz M. 
    • 1
  • Ciechanowska B. 
    • 1
  • Krupa B. 
    • 1
  • Gebala A. 
    • 1
  • Goral J. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsPomeranian Academy of MedicineSzczecinPoland

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