Múltiples conductas de riesgo y exceso de peso en adolescentes de Barcelona, España

Translated title of the contribution: Multiple lifestyle risk behaviours and excess weight among adolescents in Barcelona, Spain

Xavier Continente, Anna Pérez, Albert Espelt, Carles Ariza, María José López

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Abstract

Objective We aimed to analyse the prevalence of having multiple lifestyle risk behaviours (LRB) and the potential relationship between excess weight (including overweight and obesity) and cumulative multiple LRB among adolescents in Barcelona, Spain. Methods A cross-sectional study was performed among a representative sample of 3,114 secondary school students in Barcelona. Height and weight were objectively measured and excess weight was defined in accordance with World Health Organization criteria. Information on screen time, breakfast, physical activity and sleep duration was obtained through a self-administered questionnaire. Results More than 80% of the students had at least two LRBs. In compulsory schooling, the adjusted prevalence ratio (aPR) of excess weight increased with a higher number of reported LRBs (four LRBs: aPR = 1.56; 95% confidence interval: 1.19-2.05). Conclusions These results highlight the importance of a multiple-behaviour approach in preventive programmes aimed at reducing adolescent obesity.

Translated title of the contributionMultiple lifestyle risk behaviours and excess weight among adolescents in Barcelona, Spain
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalGaceta Sanitaria
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent behaviour
  • Breakfast
  • Motor activity
  • Overweight
  • Screen time
  • Sleep duration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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