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Foad Alimoradi, Ameneh Barikani, Maryam Javadi, Nishtman Zamani, Elham Noori, Sahar Abdolmaleki. Factors Influencing the Propensity of Adolescents to Consume Fast Foods. HSR 2016; 12 (1) :64-69
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-835-en.html
1- MSc Student, Department of Nutrition, School of Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Childhood Development Research Centre AND Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
3- Assistant Professor, Childhood Development Research Centre AND Departments of Nutrition, School of Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran Corresponding Author: Maryam Javadi, Email: mjavadi@qums.ac.ir
4- Student, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
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Background: Fast foods consumption among students has increased. This study assessed the factors associated with fast foods consumption in adolescents in the city of Sanandaj, Iran.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 553 high-school students studying in the city of Sanandaj were randomly selected. Data were collected using questionnaires proved to be valid and reliable. Data were analyzed based on sample distribution using chi-square and independent-samples t tests via SPSS software.Findings: 69.8% of the studied students consumed fast foods at least once a week. Type of food consumption differed between the sexes (P < 0.001). There was a relationship between the maternal education and the knowledge of adolescents about fast foods (P < 0.050(.Conclusion: Considering the important role of family member’s, specialty the mother, about choosing adolescents’ food and the effectiveness of the level of maternal education on students’ knowledge and tendency to fast food consumption, more attention should be paid to improve mothers' knowledge, as an important strategy in reduction of fast foods consumption in this age group.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2016/04/15 | Published: 2016/04/15

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