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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(1), 73; doi:10.3390/ijerph13010073

Health Risk Behaviour among In-School Adolescents in the Philippines: Trends between 2003, 2007 and 2011, A Cross-Sectional Study

1,2,3,* and 1,2
1
ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Salaya, Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand
2
Department of Research & Innovation, University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus, Sovenga 0727, South Africa
3
HIV/AIDS/STIs and TB (HAST), Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Harry H.X. Wang
Received: 5 November 2015 / Revised: 19 December 2015 / Accepted: 21 December 2015 / Published: 24 December 2015
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Abstract

Intermittent monitoring of health risk behaviours at the population level is important for the planning and evaluation of national health promotion intervention programmes. The study aimed to provide trend estimates on the prevalence of various health risk behaviours assessed in the Global School-based Health Survey in 2003, 2007 and 2011 in the Philippines. Three waves of cross-sectional data included 18,285 school-going adolescents, 47.4% male and 52.6% female, aged between 11 years or younger and 16 years or older, with a mean age of about 14.7 years (SD = 1.2), and mainly in second to fourth year study Grade. Significant improvements in health risk and risk behaviours (overweight or obese and smokeless tobacco use among boys, being in a physical fight, troubles from alcohol drinking, mental health, oral and hand hygiene among both boys and girls) but also increases in health risk behaviour (bullying victimization, injury and loneliness) among both boys and girls were found in this large study over a period of eight years in the Philippines. High prevalences of health risk behaviours and increases in some of them should call for intensified school health promotion programmes to reduce such risk behaviours. View Full-Text
Keywords: monitoring; overweight; dietary intake; physical activity; sedentary behaviour; substance use; injury; violence; mental health; protective factors monitoring; overweight; dietary intake; physical activity; sedentary behaviour; substance use; injury; violence; mental health; protective factors
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Peltzer, K.; Pengpid, S. Health Risk Behaviour among In-School Adolescents in the Philippines: Trends between 2003, 2007 and 2011, A Cross-Sectional Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 73.

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