Energy Drinks Consumption among Sarajevo High School Students Sample
|International Journal of Medical Science|
|© 2020 by SSRG - IJMS Journal|
|Volume 7 Issue 11|
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : Catovic Amra, Ziga Elvedina|
How to Cite?
Catovic Amra, Ziga Elvedina, "Energy Drinks Consumption among Sarajevo High School Students Sample," SSRG International Journal of Medical Science, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 19-22, 2020. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23939117/IJMS-V7I11P104
Energy drinks are increasingly popular among adolescents. They are marketed to improve concentration and to reduce tiredness. Their consumption can deteriorate young people's physical and mental well-being, and it is important to implement appropriate preventive measures for protecting the health of young people. This research aimed to determine the frequency of energy drink consumption among high school students and to reveal their attitude towards the effects of energy drinks. A cross-sectional survey was conducted at Fifth gymnasium Sarajevo and Medical high school – Jezero, Sarajevo during May 2017. Ministry approved its conduction of Education, Science, and Youth of Sarajevo Canton. Data were collected from a sample of 495 students. School grade, gender, socioeconomic status (parental employment), and physical activity correlated with EDs consumption patterns. More than half of the respondents (61.62%) reported a defined energy drinks consumption pattern with no association with sample characteristics. There is a strong need for continuous education in the field of EDs with the aim and prevent health disorders of young people.
energy drinks, consumption, adolescents, survey
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