International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015 | Rating: 6.9 / 10

Knowledge Regarding Health Hazards of Junk Foods among Adolescents

More Ujwala Ramchandra [4] | Avinash H. Salunkhe [7] | V. R. Mohite [2]

Abstract: Study was aimed to assess the existing knowledge of adolescents regarding the health hazards of junk foods in a selected college and to find out association between selected demographical variables and health hazards of junk foods. Materials & methods descriptive approach with 115 engineering students, by using non probability convenience sampling technique with structured questionnaire. Results Majority of the samples (35.65 %) belong to age group 18 years, in terms of gender 69 (60 %) subjects were females. Majority 99 (86.05 %) of the subjects are belong to Hindu religion, Educational status of fathers of the subjects 48 (41.73 %) are from graduate, Educational status of mothers of the subject 69 (60 %) are from secondary education. Majority fathers of subject are farmer i. e.44 (38.26 %), in case of mothers majority are housewife that is 101 (87.82 %). Majority families of subjects have monthly income from 5001-10, 000rs that is 36 (31.30 %). Majority height of the subject is from 151-160 that is 46 (39.13 %). Majority weight of the subject is 30-45 that is 50 (43.47 %). Majority type of family is nuclear 60 (52.17 %). Majority of study subjects 69.56 % samples had Average knowledge while 24.35 % samples having Good knowledge, & 6.08 % samples having Poor knowledge regarding the health hazards of junk foods. There is a significant association between expense of junk food and knowledge regarding health hazards of junk food. Conclusion From this study it could be concluded that the adolescents have average knowledge regarding junk food and its hazards. Most of the students had not undergone any teaching program regarding the hazards of junk food.

Keywords: knowledge, health hazards, junk foods, adolescents

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015,

Pages: 43 - 46

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