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Gromadecka-Sutkiewicz M, Krzywinska-Wiewiorowska M, Cybulski P. Wiad. Lek. 2004; 57(Suppl 1): 100-104.

Vernacular Title

Ryzykowne dla zdrowia zachowania uczniow zasadniczych szkol zawodowych.


Z Katedry Medycyny Społecznej Akademii Medycznej im. K. Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu.


(Copyright © 2004, Polskie Towarzystwo Laekarskie)






Behaviour of an individual person has a significant influence on the health. The stimulant abuse and lack of various safety regulations have an inefficient influence. The aim of the study was to identify the frequency of health risk behaviour among adolescents as well as the assessment of their level of health awareness. The investigated population consisted of third grade pupils from vocational schools in Poznan and Wagrowiec. Stereotypically, vocational schools' pupils are evaluated to have a low level of health awareness and to behave in unhealthy way. It was intended to find out if city versus small town young population differs on account of their health awareness and behaviour. A questionnaire was the basic tool to collect data. It was chosen because of its anonymity in order to guarantee sincere answers. The results were analysed statistically using SPSS and Statistica programmes. Chi square and significance tests between two differences were used. The differences were statistically significant when p < 0.05. The results were subsequently analysed according to following independent variables: place of living, sex, parental education, the family economic self-evaluation. CONCLUSIONS: 1. The level of health awareness among the investigated population can be generally described as medium. 2. There were no differences in the level of health awareness between the city youth and the small town youth. 3. A large proportion of the youth had unhealthy behaviour. 4. City dwellers tended to behave recklessly more often. 5. The high level of health awareness was connected to less frequency of health risk behaviours. (Polish language)


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