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Fazelpour S, Hosseini N, Farzaneh Z, Shamsi F, Sardari F, Nikukaran J. A Study of Fast Foods Consumption Attitude among Secondary High School Students, Ardakan, Yazd, Iran. JCHR 2019; 8 (1) :11-17
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1- Department of Health Education, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2- Department of Health Education, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , narjess.hosseini@yahoo.com
3- Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences Yazd, Iran
4- Department of Medical Information and Librarianship, School of Management & Information Science, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Department of Healthcare Services Management, School of public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences Yazd, Iran
Abstract:   (5096 Views)
Introduction: Healthy and nutritional habits are formed and consolidated during adolescence. So this research has been done in Ardakan-Yazd province on high school students' attitude to fast food use.
Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 200 students have been chosen by stratified sampling method and the data was collected by a questionnaire which approved its reliability and validity. All the descriptive data has been analyzed by SPSS 16 software through Chi-square experiment and ANOVA tests. 
Results: The results of the experiment determined that 55% of the students were female, and 93% were single. The students' BMI was as follow: 22% thin (BMI< 18.5) 56% normal (18.5≤ BMI< 25) 14.5% overweight (25≤ BMI< 30) 6.5% fat (obese) (BMI ≥30).The female has a positive attitude to fast foods (P= 0.03). The mean attitude score for eating fast food in 17-18 years old group was more than 15-16 years old students (P= 0.001). The mean attitude score also showed that the single students were more eager to eat fast foods than the married students (P= 0.001)
Conclusion: Most of the people who use fast foods are low educated, teenagers, youth and singles. On the other hand, social media like TV and radio and family has a significant effect on correct nutritional habits. So improving family's attitudes and educating students and teachers by social media can help in transferring data to the students and their teachers.
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Received: 2018/12/18 | Accepted: 2019/01/28 | Published: 2019/03/18

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