The Rate of Fast-Food Consumption among Teenagers in Derna City\ Libya

Authors

  • Fareha Hamd Younis Department of public Health Faculty of Medical Technology, Derna City - Libya
  • Salwa Eljamay Department of public Health Faculty of Medical Technology, Derna City - Libya
  • Amna Mansour Eldali Department of public Health Faculty of Medical Technology, Derna City - Libya

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54172/mjsc.v35i1.211

Keywords:

Nutrition, Fast Food, Junk Foods, Adolescents, Consumption, Teenagers

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find out about the fast-food consumption of adolescents between the ages of 13-25 years old in Derna city and its effect on health. The samples included 100 adolescents from both sexes, a descriptive cross-sectional study of teenagers was conducted. The questionnaire was divided into two parts: the first part was related to socio-demographic information and part two to junk food patterns and influencing factors of junk food consumption. A value of P < 0.05 was interpreted as statistically significant. The findings revealed that more girls (67.0%) consumed fast food than boys, and approximately half (49.0%) of participants were consuming fast food as an alternative to the main meal, and more than half of participants (63.0%) were consuming soft drinks every day. The results concludes that adolescents consumed a greater amount of junk food, which subsequently led to a majority of ill effects.

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Published

2020-01-30

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Hamd Younis, F. ., Eljamay, S. ., & Eldali, A. M. . (2020). The Rate of Fast-Food Consumption among Teenagers in Derna City\ Libya. Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences, 35(1), 13–18. https://doi.org/10.54172/mjsc.v35i1.211

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