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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Adolescent health: a population-based study in Campinas, Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Author: Braz, M
Barros, AA
Barros, MBA
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, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, 2008. We used descriptive statistics and associations between variables with the chi-square 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.
Subject: Adolescent Health
Chronic Disease
Epidemiologic Surveys
Country: Brasil
Editor: Cadernos Saude Publica
Citation: Cadernos De Saude Publica. Cadernos Saude Publica, v. 29, n. 9, n. 1877, n. 1888, 2013.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00169712
Date Issue: 2013
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