Autoavaliação de saúde e fatores associados em adolescentes do estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Self-rated health and associated factors in adolescents from Santa Catarina, Brazil

Thiago F. Sousa, Kelly S. Silva, Leandro M. T. Garcia, Giovâni F. Del Duca, Elusa S. A. Oliveira, Markus V. Nahas

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Objective: To identify the prevalence and factors associated with negative self-rated health among adolescents in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Methods: A cross-sectional investigation was conducted with a representative sample of 5,028 adolescents who were attending public highschools. The negative self-rated health was analyzed in relation to the following variables: gender, income, physical activity practice, smoking, alcohol consumption, drug use and self-rated stress. The binary logistic regression was carried out to test associations. Results: The prevalence of negative self-rated health was higher among girls (17.6%) in comparison to boys (9.6%; p<0.0001). Higher values of Odds Ratio (OR) were associated with female gender (OR 1.99; 95%CI 1.66-2.38), lower socioeconomic status (OR 1.54; 95%CI 1.08-2.20), smoking (OR 2.00; 95%CI 1.35-2.94), and negative self-rated stress (OR 3.36; 95%CI 2.74-4.12). Conclusions: Female adolescents, those with lower socioeconomic status, smokers and those who negatively perceived stress presented higher levels of negative self-rated health.
Translated title of the contributionSelf-rated health and associated factors in adolescents from Santa Catarina, Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)333-339
JournalRevista Paulista de Pediatria
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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