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Title: The state of nutrition and the own-body figure perception versus nutritional behaviour of adolescents based on the example of the Małopolska region


The aim of the study is to indicate connections between particular eating habits and the own-body perception as elements of early diagnosis of dangerous health behaviour nutrition disorders of children and adolescents. The study attempts at specifying the phenotypes (typology) of growing up people who are prone to nutrition disorders (body weight deficit or excess) in connection with the own-body perception disorders and taking into account eating habits and selected socio-economic factors. The research was conducted in the years 2003-2006 among 1016 pupils, including 542 girls (53,3%) and 474 boys (46,7%). An anonymous questionnaire was used to evaluate the selected elements of lifestyle and socio-economic situation, as well as the choice of a figure out of pictures presenting 5 figures with different body weight in connection with sex. The youth's body weight and height were measured and the Body Mass Index was calculated. The results were juxtaposed with the polish centile charts and the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF). The research confirm that adolescent girls are a group especially prone to the irregular nutritional behaviour connected with the application of diets to loose weight, consequently it is advisable to aim at them educational programs as early as possible. There is a strong connection between own-body perception and irregular health behaviour in respect ; of nutrition. The phenomenon of body weight deficit in a group of youth from the Małopolska region is alarming, while it may be connected with the risk of undernutrition.

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2 - studia doktoranckie

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nauki o żywieniu ; zdrowie publiczne

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Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu


Schlegel-Zawadzka, Małgorzata

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ZB-108006 Jul 21, 2022


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