Adolescents health in Georgia: a national portrait.

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serval:BIB_492A5552EEE0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Adolescents health in Georgia: a national portrait.
Journal
Georgian medical news
Author(s)
Pagava K., Michaud P.A., Phagava H., Jeannin A., Abashidze G.
ISSN
1512-0112
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Number
130
Pages
71-5
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't - Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The aim of the study was to assess the basic indicators of health of adolescents in Georgia. A self-administered anonymous questionnaire was adapted from the Swiss Survey (SMASH2002), translated into Georgian and other languages mainly used in schools (Russian, Armenian and Azeri). It contained 87 questions. Two-stage cluster sampling was devised. Weight was adjusted. A total of 599 classes were selected. All questionnaires before being processed into the Epidata (www.epidata.dk) were edited. The final data were analysed by SPSS 11.0. General health status was considered as excellent and very good by 34.0+/-0.8% of respondents. 21.5% claimed to never miss the school due to the illness. The frequencies of physical disability and chronic diseases were 8.0% and 5.0% correspondingly. Among health-related problems the most frequent are problems with teeth, headache and acne. 5.9% of girls had some kind of gynecological problems quite often and very often. Performed survey is a first one done among adolescents in Georgia. It gave us basic information for planning and implementation of necessary measures in order to improve the health of adolescents and raise awareness of professionals involved in health care and prevention settings for adolescents. The data can be also used for monitoring of health status of adolescents in Georgia.
Keywords
Adolescent, Female, Georgia (Republic), Health Status Indicators, Health Surveys, Humans, Life Style, Male, Retrospective Studies
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