Factores asociados a estilos de vida saludable en Población Adolescente

Translated title of the contribution: Factors associated with healthy lifestyles in the adolescent population

Jorge Gaete, Esterbina Olivares, Cristian Rojas-Barahona, Nicolas Labbé, Manuel José Rengifo, Magdalena Silva, Leticia Lepe, Cecilia Yañez, Mei Yen Chen

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Health-promoting behaviors are important to prevent diseasesand prolong life in the population. People develop these behaviors throughoutlife. However, better benefits for health are obtained with an early development.
Aim: To determine the prevalence of health-promoting behaviors among earlyadolescents and its associated factors.
Material and Methods: Cross-sectionalsurvey performed in 1,465 students of high, medium and low socio-economicstatus, attending fifth to eighth grades of schools located in a small Chilean city.Participants answered a questionnaire that gathered information about frequen-cy of health-promoting behaviors such as health responsibility and nutrition, physical exercise and stress management, life appreciation, social support anddifferent personal, school and familial factors.
Results: A higher frequency ofhealth-promoting behaviors was associated with better academic achievement,better school commitment, and higher perception of school membership. It alsowas associated with a better perception of health status and a higher conformitywith physical appearance.
Conclusions: Health promoting behaviors in thesechildren are related to a better academic achievement and a higher integrationwith school environment.
Translated title of the contributionFactors associated with healthy lifestyles in the adolescent population
Original languageSpanish
StatePublished - 26 Apr 2013
EventJornada de Investigación DIUV 2013, - Viña del Mar, Chile
Duration: 26 Apr 2013 → …


SeminarJornada de Investigación DIUV 2013,
CityViña del Mar
Period26/04/13 → …


  • Adolescents
  • Health-behavior
  • Risk factors


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