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Prioridades em saúde de escolares do ensino médio

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Author(s): Cati Reckelberg Azambuja | Liliani Mathias Brum | Cristiane Ku00F6hler Carpilovsky | Felipe Vogt Cureau | Paola Marques Duarte | Daniela Lopes dos Santos | Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger

Journal: ConScientiae Saúde
ISSN 1677-1028

Volume: 12;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 185;
Date: 2013;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Objective: In this study we aimed to identify which of the determinants of health is regarded as the most important for students from public and private high schools in the city of Santa Maria (RS), Brazil. Methods: The 1.142 high school students answered a questionnaire with social and demographic information as well as lifestyle. Results: As a result of the priorities in health, perfect physical, mental and social well-being appeared in the first place (36.5%, n=408), followed by healthy lifestyle (27.5%, n=308), absence of diseases and illness (22.9%, n=256) and good living and work conditions (13.1%, n=147). Conclusion: We concluded that the majority of high school students have as health priority the perfect physical, mental and social well-being in accordance with the concept advocated by the World Health Organization.

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